Kamara Ibrahim is no longer coach of Ivory Coast national team. The football federation announced his departure late Thursday in Abidjan.
“After a cordial meeting with the coach, we agreed to put an end to our collaboration starting from today,” the body said in a statement.
“We would like to thank Kamara for his efforts and good work at the helm of the senior national team. We wish him good luck in his future endeavours.”
Appointed in June 2018 after a successful stint with the junior national team, Kamara failed to live up to the expectations with the Elephants.
Under his guidance, the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations champions were knocked out in quarterfinals of the 2019 edition in Egypt and struggled to qualify for the upcoming event, the 2021 AFCON, holding in Cameroon.
Kamara’s refusal to invite in-form Gervinho for the 2019 AFCON and the backlash that ensued reportedly removed the coach from the good books of his employers.