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Namibia coach Dumitru quits

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WINDHOEK, June 26 (Reuters) - Namibia coach Ted Dumitru resigned on Tuesday, citing a lack of support from the Football Association (NFA) in dealing with poorly disciplined players. His resignation comes just days before the World Cup qualifier against Algeria in Windhoek on Saturday.

Namibia are bottom of African group C with two points from five games having scored just one goal and conceded nine. Earlier this month, the Romania-born coach dropped Robert Nauseb after arguments between the two.

NFA President Petrus Damaseb then told Dumitru that Nauseb would be recalled to the squad. In his resignation letter on Tuesday, Dumitru said the NFA's refusal to support his ban on Nauseb was the last straw as they had failed to back him on several other issues. The NFA said it had accepted Dumitru's resignation.

Dumitru is understood to be considering heading to South Africa or taking up a coaching position with Zambia. He took over as Namibia coach last November.

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