Ex-Buccaneer makes move to Egypt


Former Orlando Pirates coach Michael Loftman has secured a move to join the Egypt national team where he will team up with Roger de Sa and Carlos Queiroz.

Loftman has fast made a name for himself in Africa after working in the prestigious academy systems of Watford and Tottenham Hotspur before moving to Zambia where he coached Lusaka Dynamos.

The 31-year-old was then roped in at Pirates where he served as a first-team performance analyst and at one stage the reserve team coach (DStv Diski Challenge) before taking on a new challenge in Belgium as a coach at Lommel.

But Loftman, who holds a UEFA A License and has been residing in Mzansi since first arriving back in 2018 has now been lured to the North after being recommended by de Sa.

KickOff.com can confirm that he arrived in Cairo on Monday after being offered the opportunity to join the new-look Pharoes technical team by the Egyptian Football Association (EFA).

Queiroz's staff already boasts the likes of Mohamed Shawky, Wael Gomaa and Essam El Hadry as they now look towards restoring the former glory days of the record seven-time Africa Cup of Nations winners.

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