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Namibia head coach resigns after receiving death threats

SoccerNews in World Cup 10 Jun 2013

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Namibia head coach Roger Palmgren has resigned one month into the job after he and his family received death threats.

The Swede, who only took over as head coach at the start of May, has overseen two goalless draws against Zambia and Malawi during his short tenure and he has left his position days before a FIFA World Cup qualifier with Nigeria.

Namibia sit third in CAF qualifying Group F, four points behind leaders Nigeria, who they play in their penultimate match on Wednesday.

However, Namibia will go into the game without the 50-year-old after he resigned fearing for the safety of his family.
A statement from the Namibia Football Association confirmed his departure, as it read: “The president of the Namibia Football Association John Muinjo hereby announces the resignation of the Brave Warriors’ head coach Roger Palmgren who tendered his resignation with immediate effect this weekend due to serious threats directed towards him and his family, as stated in his resignation letter.”

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