Madagascar yet to retain Nicolas Dupuis

Author: BBC Sport
French coach Nicolas Dupuis has been combining jobs as coach of Madagascar and as part of the technical team at French side Fleury 9

Frenchman Nicolas Dupuis is still waiting to find out whether he will be retained as coach of Madagascar.

Dupuis who has been in charge of the Barea since March 2017 signed extension which ended his contract at the end of July 2019.

He was rewarded for qualifying Madagascar for its first ever Africa Cup of Nations finals, where they exceeded expectations by reaching the last eight in Egypt.

However, the outgoing Normalisation Committee of the Madagascar Football Federation (FMF) led by Beatrice Atallah, is yet to commit to a new deal.

"It is no longer in my hands. We've had a remarkable and incredible time together in Madagascar," said Dupuis.

"I understand the situation within the federation, so this is out of my hands and I cannot say more than that."

The Barea stunned Nigeria 2-0 en route to topping Group B, and then got the better of DR Congo in a round of 16 thriller, winning 4-2 on penalties after a pulsating 2-2 draw after extra time.