Following the victory of Egypt over host Cameroon the assistant head coach of the Pharaohs Diaa Al-Sayed has appealed to CAF that they should please consider his players and move the date of the final which is Sunday. The assistant manager will stand in as the head coach following the red card issued to their head in their win over Cameroon with the skipper Vincent Aboubakar blaming his teammates for the loss.
Egypt Acting Coach Makes Final Appeal to CAF
He wants their Africa Cup of Nations final against Senegal to be played on Monday instead of Sunday so they can have an extra day of rest. The Egyptians beat host Cameroon in penalty shoot-out 3-1 to reach the final of the ongoing African Cup of Nations on Thursday. They will be playing Senegal, who have won all their games in 90 minutes, beat Burkina Faso 3-1 on Wednesday.
According to the Egypt acting coach, he said: “I ask CAF that the final be played on Monday.” He also said: “There is one more day of recovery for Senegal.” Al-Sayed was speaking to the media because Egypt boss Carlos Queiroz was sent off during the game. The third-place play-off between Cameroon and Burkina Faso was due to be on Sunday too, but is now being played on Saturday.”
He concluded by saying: “I hope that, as we have advanced the match for third place, we will play on Monday.” The date of the final being moved would delay players’ returns to their clubs.