International Soccer
 
                      === Traore out as Senegal coach ===
 
 Dakar,  Senegal (Sports  Network) - Senegal's football federation confirmed on
 Wednesday  that  coach Amara  Traore has been  fired following a disappointing
 showing by the team at the African Cup of Nations.
 
 Senegal  entered  the competition as  one of the  favorites with a roster that
 boasted players like Demba Ba, Papiss Demba Cisse and captain Mamadou Niang.
 
 However,  the team lost all three of its matches in the group stage to Zambia,
 Equatorial Guinea and Libya, leaving Senegal on the bottom of Group A and with
 its worst ever finish.
 
 No long-term replacement was announced, with Karim Diouf and Aliou Cisse named
 as  caretaker  managers for the team's  upcoming friendly with South Africa on
 Feb. 29.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 02/08 12:17:32 ET

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