BREAKING: Egypt FA President Hany Abou-Rida resigns after AFCON elimination by South Africa Featured
07 Jul

BREAKING: Egypt FA President Hany Abou-Rida resigns after AFCON elimination by South Africa

EFA president Hany Abou-Rida has resigned from his post after Egypt’s 2019 Africa Cup of Nations exit and announced the sacking of Mexican manager Javier Aguirre.

The Pharaohs suffered a shock exit from the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations following a late defeat to South Africa in the round of 16.
 
The Bafana Bafana were the better side and deserved the victory, which came thanks to an 85th-minute winner from Thembinkosi Lorch.
 
Following the humiliating exit, EFA president Hany Abou-Rida has left his position alongside a number of board members, including Hazem Emam and Ahmed Megahed.
 
Despite the resigning, Abou-Rida will continue in his position as the head of the organizing committee of the 2019 AFCON.
 
Abou-Rida has also announced the sacking of Javier Aguirre as the Egyptian national team manager after the disappointing 2019 AFCON campaign.
 
Aguirre was appointed as Egypt manager in August 2018 and since then he has taken charge of the Pharaohs in 12 games across all competitions.
 
During his time in Egypt, the Pharaohs won nine games, drew one, while losing only twice. The national team scored 25 goals under his charge, while conceding seven.
 
His contract which saw him earn a monthly salary of $120,000 was supposed to run until the 2022 World Cup, but a disastrous AFCON campaign saw him depart early.
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