Egypt dismiss head coach El-Badry

African Football

The Egyptian Football Association (EFA) has relieved national team head coach Hossam El-Badry of his duties.

El-Badry has been given his marching orders following a series of underwhelming performances by the Pharaohs, with a 1-1 draw against Gabon in a 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifier on the weekend seemingly being the final nail in the coffin.  

The north African side seemed to be on a verge of defeat after being reduced to 10 men in the 71st minute and going a goal down just two minutes later, but a 90th-minute equaliser by Mostafa Mohamed secured a point for the continent's most successful side.

It appears that this was not enough to save El-Badry's job, though.

"The Egyptian Football Association would like to thank Hossam El-Badry and his technical staff for the work they have done for the national team," a statement on the EFA's official Twitter account read. 

"We wish them good luck and fortune in their future career. And the EFA will decide the new technical staff for the national team during the next 48 hours."

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El-Badry was named Egypt's head coach after his predecessor Javier Aguirre was sacked following the team's participation at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations – in which they were knocked oout by South Africa at the quarter-final stage – and was at the helm for nine games, winning five, and drawing four.  

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