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The non-reappointment of the Burkinabe technician at the head of the Stallions is far from being unanimous within the Burkinabe Football Federation. Several members of the executive committee are strongly opposed to this decision.
Burkina Faso coach Kamo Malou has been dismissed from his post despite his fine performance at the African Cup of Nations. The Burkina Faso Football Federation (FBF) has decided not to renew the contract of the coach and his staff. Malou qualified the Stallions for the semi-finals of the continental competition. This decision is not going down well in the country of the Honest Men. It has even created a malaise within the federation. Nine members of the executive committee sent a letter to the president Lazare Banssé to oppose this decision. Banssé is said to have dismissed Malou without consulting them. They also denounce the "personalized governance of the president".
The former Minister of Culture, Abdoul Karim Sango, also spoke out on the issue. He asked the federation to keep Kamou Malo in his post. "If I may be permitted an opinion that is that of a simple citizen, I would ask the president of the federation to keep Kamou Malo in his post. Beyond the coach, the backbone of the national team 2022 must be renewed without change. I am firmly convinced that this team has a better chance of bringing us the cup in 2023 by learning the real lessons from its past mistakes.''
The president of the Federation has also convened the Executive Committee on Monday 21 February to review the AFCON and discuss the national coaches. This last point was a request from the executive members who signed the letter. Coach Kamou Malo could be reinstated and lead the team to the 2023 AFCON in Côte d'Ivoire.