The Somalia Football Federation (SFF) has sacked its Belgo-Moroccan coach Abdellatif Salef after less than three weeks in charge of the team.

The SFF made the move just hours before the Somalia Ocean Stars lost 1-0 to Djibouti in an international friendly.

In a statement, the SFF said it felt that “the coach is ‘undisciplined’. It also said that he “doesn’t possess the professionalism that a national team coach should have.”

Somalia will face Oman on 20 June in an Arab Cup qualifying match in Qatar.

The winners of the one-off tie will progress to play in the Arab Cup. This will also be held in Qatar in November and December.

The tournament will act as a test event for the FIFA World Cup that Qatar hosts in 2022.