Ex-Pirates coach set for Egypt switch

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Roger de Sa has resigned as head coach of Cape Town All Stars ahead of his expected move to the Egypt national team.

The former Orlando Pirates mentor looks set to be reunited with new Egypt head coach Carlos Queiroz, whom he worked with as an assistant in 2010 for the Portugal national team.

His decision to step down from his role comes just three games into the 2021/22 GladAfrica Championship season, where he was appointed in July after selling Cape United in the same division, where he was co-owner and manager.

It's understood the Egyptian Football Association have already made contact with the 2002/03 PSL Coach of the Year after the Queiroz put his name forward to team up with an already star-studded technical team.

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The likes of Mohamed Shawky has been secured as an assistant, while Wael Gomaa and Essam El-Hadary - who boast seven Africa Cup of Nations titles together - have been roped in as team manager and goalkeeper coach respectively.

De Sa is a name known in the North African region due to his exploits with Pirates when he reached the 2013 CAF Champions League final but fell to Al Ahly 3-1 over the two-legged affair.

KickOff.com reached out to the 56-year-old tactician about the expected move on Sunday but he was unavailable for comment until the time of publishing.

During his two decades in South African football, de Sa managed the likes of Wits University, Santos, Pirates, Ajax Cape Town, Maritzburg United, Platinum Stars before his last two coaching stints in Cape Town at United and All Stars.

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