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Tuesday, June 9, 2009
Titi Camara takes over as coach of Guinea

Former Liverpool striker Titi Camara has replaced sacked Frenchman Robert Nouzaret as Guinea coach after the team lost to Ivory Coast in a World Cup qualifier on Sunday.

"We have decided to stop working with Nouzaret after the recent poor results," Guinean Sports Minister Fodeba Isto Keira told Reuters on Tuesday. "We have agreed that he will be paid three months salary rather than 20 months."

Guinea have lost their last two World Cup qualifiers to Burkina Faso and Ivory Coast.

Nouzaret's salary, reported to be around 23,000 euros per month, had already drawn criticism from the head of the military junta that seized power in the impoverished West African nation last December.

"It was becoming too expensive and the team wasn't going anywhere," the minister added. "We have taken this decision for Nouzaret's own security. He no longer got on with the players or the supporters."

Camara, who played for Guinea at the 2004 African Nations Cup, had been technical director.

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