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Egypt drops coach after defeat

Egypt has sacked head coach, Javier Aguirre following their shocking elimination in the round of 16 of the African Cup of Nations in Egypt.

The Pharaohs last-16 exit at the Africa Cup of Nations on Saturday proved costly for the Mexican manager and his staff.

Aguirre’s were left stunned on Saturday as the AFCON hosts lost 1-0 to Bafana Bafana in Cairo.

The Pharaohs failed to reach the quarter-finals for the first time since 2004.
Afterwards, Egyptian Football Association (EFA) president Hany Abou-Rida announced his resignation and confirmed the departure of the entire technical and administrative staff.

Despite his resignation, Abou-Rida – who also called for members of the board to step down – said he will continue in his position as head of the organising committee of the 2019 AFCON.

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