Ethiopia coach Tom Saintfiet quits

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Ethiopia are without a coach three weeks before a World Cup qualifier

Ethiopia's Belgian coach Tom Saintfiet has quit his position after just five months in charge.

The 38-year-old leaves just three weeks before they play their first game in the 2014 World Cup qualifiers.

Saintfiet cited broken promises for his decision to quit the post.

"Despite the many positives, some agreements were not honoured and that is the reason for this decision," Saintfiet said.

Saintfiet had been in charge for three African Cup of Nations qualifiers since June.

He achievements include a 2-2 draw with Nigeria that contributed to the Super Eagles missing out on a place at the 2012 African Cup of Nations.

Ethiopia finished third in the group and next play Somalia over two legs in mid-November at the start of the 2014 World Cup qualifiers.

It was Saintfiet's third national team job after stints with Namibia and Zimbabwe.

"I am now looking forward to a bigger task. A job and task where I can work in a professional set-up and with a team which can qualify for the tournaments," he added.

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