Egypt Football Association president Hani Abu Reidah has taken little time to react to the shock loss to Bafana Bafana by sacking coach Javier Aguirre before then stepping down from his role with immediate effect.
The Pharos were overwhelming favourites heading into the last-16 clash with the South Africans on home soil, but a late Thembinkhosi Lorch goal handed Bafana a shock 1-0 win sending the hosts crashing out in front of 75 000 fans.
The loss looks to have rocked Egyptian football to the core as just hours after the loss Efa president Reidah announced his resignation via their twitter account.
أبو ريدة يقيل الجهاز الفني ويتقدم باستقالته
أعلن المهندس هاني أبو ريدة استقالته من رئاسة الاتحاد المصري لكرة القدم كما دعا أعضاء مجلس إدارة الاتحاد لتقديم استقالاتهم ، وذلك عقب خروج المنتخب الوطني الأول من دور ال 16 لبطولة الأمم الأفريقية التي تنظمها مصر حاليا . pic.twitter.com/jUfNvdCMfD
— Egypt National Football Team (@Pharaohs) July 6, 2019
The tweet translates to: ‘Hani Abu Reidah announced his resignation from the presidency of the Egyptian Football Federation and also invited the members of the Board of Directors of the Union to resign, following the departure of the first national team from the round of 16 of the Africa Cup currently organized in Egypt.’
Abu Reda said that this decision comes as a literary commitment, although the Football Association did not limit itself to the national team and gave him all the material and moral support to the fullest. And about the fate of the technical and administrative staff of the team confirmed that the entire article after the disappointment of the fans of the Egyptian football and responsible for them despite the response.’
It was also confirmed that Mexican coach Aguirre was sacked after failing to meet expectations on home soil.
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