AFCON 2021: Nigeria Group Rivals Sack Coach


AFCON 2021: Nigeria Group Rivals Sack Coach

Sampson Adedeji

Barely five months to the start of the delayed 2021 African Cup of Nations in Cameroon Nigeria’s Super Eagles group opponent, Pharaoh’s of Egypt, have decided to sack its manager, Hossam El Badry, can report.

The seven-time African champions have been going through series of crises since it hosted the 2019 African Cup of Nations and crashed out in the second round after a 0-1 defeat to Bafana Bafana of South Africa.

El-Badry was named as Egypt’s head coach by the EFA after Javier Aguirre was sacked following the 2019 African Cup of Nations.

During his period as a head coach, El-Badry led the Pharaohs in nine games, five of which he won and four he tied.

The Egyptian football association confirmed his sacking after the abysmal performance of the team in the ongoing 2022 Qatar World Cup qualifier.

The football body further confirmed that a new handler will be announced in the next 48 hours.

“The Egyptian Football Association would like to thank Hossam El-Badry and his technical staff for the work they have done for the national team.

“We wish them good luck and fortune in their future career.

And the EFA will decide the new technical staff for the national team during the next 48 hours,” the FA said.

Egypt presently has 4 points in 2 two games in the qualifier.

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