Bosnia suspend assistant coach
The Bosnian football federation decided to suspend the team's’ assistant coach Stefan Zili for his actions after the game against Greece in Zenica.
With a month delay, the Bosnian football federation announced how the national team’s assistant coach, Stefan Zili, will be punished for his actions after the qualifier against Greece in Zenica this past June. The federation has suspended the coach until the end of the qualifying campaign, but did not fire him indefinitely. The federation saw Zili’s actions as anti-sportsmanlike and anti-professional on all levels.
A reminder that Zili punched Greece international Giannis Gianniotas in the post game scuffle between the two sides, which resulted in Gianniotas losing two teeth. FIFA has yet to announce who and what punishments will be given out for the postgame brawl, however a decision will likely be made before the end of the month.
Bosnia’s head coach, Mehmed Bazdarevic, will now need to find a temporary replacement for Zili through the end of the qualifying campaign which includes three away matches in Cyprus, Gibraltar, and Estonia and one home match against the might Belgians. The federation did state that they continue to support Bazdarevic and his work with the national team.