Gabon's sacking of Jorge Costa is history repeating itself in Africa

Gabon sacked Jorge Costa just months before the African Nations Cup, a surprisingly common move from African federations.
The firing of Jorge Costa by Gabon just 70 days before they host the African Nations Cup continues a sorry tale of panicked and knee-jerk decision making by African football federations. Changing the coach so near to a major event is nothing new to the continent. But, sadly, it has rarely produced the desired results and on most occasions achieved little more than highlighting the foolhardiness of trigger-happy officials.
Gabon's new coach will be Jose Antonio Garrido, who does have some insider...