Pitso welcomes ex-Bafana coach to Egypt

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Pitso Mosimane has welcomed Egypt's appointment of former Bafana Bafana boss Carlos Queiroz as the new national team coach.

Earlier this week, the Egyptian Football Association announced that Queiroz had been hired as the Pharoahs' new head coach, with his appointment to the top job coming just two days after Hossam El Badry was relieved of his duties.

The 68-year-old most recently held a similar role with Colombia which ended in December 2020, while his CV also includes spells with Portugal (twice), South Africa, the United Arab Emirates and Iran on the international stage. 

He was previously linked with a second crack at the Bafana Bafana job prior to Hugo Broos' appointment but has now joined the North African giants instead, a move that has pleased former national team coach Mosimane. 

"El Professor, ⁦⁦⁦Carlos Quieroz, your CV speaks for itself," the Al Ahly tactician posted on his social media accounts. "You have my full support. Always a pleasure to be with you. Welcome to Egypt."

Queiroz's mandate will be to get Egypt's 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign back on track after the record- seven-time African champions dropped points to Libya in their most recent encounter.

They now sit second in the Group F qualification standings with four points from their opening two matches, behind Libya who are one of four countries to boast a 100% win record across the ten African groups.

Scroll through the gallery to see Carlos Queiroz's last five managerial roles


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