AFCON 2019: Egyptian FA president resigns, head coach sacked after round of 16 elimination


President of the Egyptian Football Association (EFA), Hany Abo Rieda has resigned after the host country was eliminated by South Africa on Saturday in the round of 16 at the Africa Cup of Nations.

Mr. Rieda also instructed his board members to follow suit and submit their resignations.

Before Abo Rieda announced his resignation, Egypt head coach Javier Aguirre was sacked and the whole coaching team was dismissed.

“I’m responsible for all the selections and the end results, but I’m still proud of this group of players,” the Mexican coach said on the post-match press conference before being fired by the EFA.

Egypt suffered a shocking defeat last night after South Africa’s Thembinkosi Lorch scored a late goal in the 85th minute to help the Bafana Bafana squad advance to the next stage.


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