Coach Carlos Cabral has quit Esperance to protest the sacking of a fellow Brazilian as physical trainer at the top Tunisian club.

It is the second time the 63-year-old South American has left the 'Blood and Gold', who have won four of the five African Football Confederation club competitions.

An Esperance official said former midfielder Maher Kanzari will step up from assistant coach to take charge when the national league leaders visit bottom team AS Kasserine on Sunday.