Selim’s decision or a scapegoat for the “corrupt”?.. A split among fans over the dismissal of El Kabir from Tunisia’s training

Tunisian fans differed over the dismissal of the first team coach, Munther El Kabir, a day after Tunisia was eliminated from the quarter-finals of the African Nations Cup, after losing to Burkina Faso 1-0.

Yesterday, Sunday, the Tunisian Football Association announced, in a statement published on its official page on Facebook, the termination of the contractual relationship with Al-Kabeer and the appointment of his assistant Jalal Al-Qadri as his successor.

The Tunisian Federation thanked Al-Kabeer for the effort he made during the period he spent at the helm of the national team, wishing him success in the rest of his coaching career, as well as success for Al-Qadri in his new duties.

The decision sparked widespread controversy among Tunisians on social media, as some considered it a sound step that should have been taken some time ago, while others saw the great as a “scapegoat” for the “corrupt” football system in Tunisia.

One of the tweeters wrote on Twitter, “Mundhir Al-Kabir is the scapegoat. He is the sacrifice that was sacrificed to preserve the system of corruption and tanning in the Tunisian Football League (the Football Association). The cancerous tumor of Tunisian sport must be eradicated.”

Another commented on the timing of the dismissal, saying, “The Tunisian Football Association sacked the national voter, Munther Kabir, after leaving the African Cup of Nations, two months away from the playoff match of the World Cup in Qatar against Mali.”

On the other hand, tweeters expressed their joy at the dismissal of Al-Kabeer and saw it as a step in the right path, but some criticized the appointment of his assistant as his successor, and one of them tweeted, “The dismissal of Munther Al-Kabeer is a step forward, and the appointment of Jalal Al-Qadri are two steps back.”

It is noteworthy that Al-Kabir took over the training of the Tunisian national team in 2019, succeeding Frenchman Alain Giresse, and led the “Carthage Eagles” to reach the decisive role in the African qualifiers for the World Cup, and also reached with his country to the Arab Cup final in Qatar last month before losing after extra time against Algeria.

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