Didier Six sacked as Mauritius coach

By Yasine MohabuthBBC Sport, Mauritius
Didier Six

Former France international Didier Six has been sacked as coach of Mauritius by the country's football association.

It follows his suspension 'for unacceptable behaviour' at the Southern African championship the Cosafa Cup.

"He [Six] informally said that he didn't want to continue after the defeat against Zimbabwe in the Cosafa Cup," MFA president Sameer Sobha said.

"But he never informed the MFA officially of his decision and did not attend the training."

Sobha added that Six has not returned to Mauritius as far as he is aware and hence his dismissal.

The 60-year-old, who was appointed in January, was also fined US$2,000 for his poor behaviour at the tournament as he was sent off during his side's 2-0 defeat by Namibia on 19 May.

That followed a warning over his refusal to talk to media after a 2-0 loss to Zimbabwe in their opener.

Also, Cosafa officials said Six had "thrown a tantrum" at a pre-tournament meeting over the non-registration of two of his players.

Former head coach Akbar Patel, who coached Mauritius to a 1-0 win over Seychelles in their final game in Six's absence, will now be responsible for the team along with Alain Happe and Désiré L'Enclume.

Their immediate task will be to prepare the team for their opening 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier away to Ghana on the weekend of 12-14 June.