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Polish coach Henry Kasperczak takes over at Tunisia

Tunisia has appointed Henry Kasperczak as new coach

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Tunisia has appointed Henry Kasperczak as new coach, bringing the Pole back for a second spell in charge.

The 68-year-old Kasperczak replaces Georges Leekens, the Belgian who coached Tunisia when it was eliminated in the quarterfinals at this year's African Cup of Nations.

Tunisian Football Federation spokesman Kais Reguez says Kasperczak has a three-year contract and is expected to take the team to at least the semifinals of the African Cup in 2017, and also qualify for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

Kasperczak coached Tunisia from 1994-98, leading it to the African Cup final in 1996, when it lost to South Africa. He was Mali coach at this year's African tournament.

Reguez says Leeken's departure after one year in the job was a mutual decision and an "amicable split."