Uruguayan Gustavo Ferrin has quit as Angola coach after a string of disappointing results, the national football federation confirmed Sunday. The Black Antelopes failed to qualify for the 2014 FIFA World Cup™ Africa play-offs, winning only one of six group games and coming third behind Senegal and Uganda.
Having held Morocco at the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations finals, Angola were beaten by hosts South Africa and Cape Verde Islands to make a first round exit.
With a FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking of 89, and 21st in Africa, Angola have consistently disappointed since surprisingly reaching the 2006 World Cup in Germany at the expense of Nigeria.
Ferrin is the second coach in the region to lose his job this week after Botswana terminated the contract of Stanley Tshosane. Like the South American, Tshosane paid the price for poor World Cup qualifying and Africa Cup of Nations showings.
He became a national hero in 2011 after guiding the Zebras to the Africa Cup of Nations for the first time by topping a group that included Tunisia. However, the former army officer could not sustain the success and Botswana did not reach the World Cup play-offs.