Egypt coach sacked after Bafana loss


Egypt head coach Javier Aguirre and his coaching staff were sacked by EFA Preisdent Hani Abu Reidah before his resignation in the aftermath of their shock last-16 exit at the hands of Bafana Bafana at AFCON 2019.

The tournament hosts were dumped out of the competition after suffering a 1-0 loss to Stuart Baxter's men Cairo International Stadium on Sarturday evening.

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In the post-match press conference, Aguirre defended his troops before stating he's future remained unclear until he had the opportunity to meet with the Egyptian FA.

And just hours after his words Abu Reidah confirmed the Mexican and his entire coaching staff had been relieved of their duties with immediate effect.

"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," the statement read, as translated from Arabic.

During his time with the Pharaohs, Aguirre won nine games, drew one, while suffering only two defeats.