AFCON: Egypt coach sacked after South Africa defeat

Egypt has shown their head coach Javier Aguirre the door following their shock elimination in the round of 16 at the AFCON 2019.

Egyptian Football Association (EFA) board members have also announced their resignation from their posts.

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The president of the Egyptian Football Association, Hani Abou Rida, on Saturday sacked the technical crew of the Pharaohs.

Egypt failed to reach the quarter-finals for the first time since 2004 after 1-0 defeat by South Africa courtesy of Thembinkosi Lorch few minutes to the end of the game.

Aguirre was appointed to head Egypt on a four-year deal to head Egypt, replacing Hector Cuper following their group-stage exit at the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

South Africa will now play Nigeria in Wednesday’s quarterfinal, who on Saturday defeated Nigeria Cameroon 3-2.

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