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Egypt Sack Coach After 3-Games in Charge

Egyptian Football Association (EFA) has fired tier head coach Ehab Galal after just three games in charge of the Pharaohs, according to reports, Galal replaced Carlos Queiroz in April after the Pharaohs failed to qualify for the 2022 World Cup following defeat to Senegal in the play-offs. But the 54-year-old was dismissed after a shock 2-0 defeat to Ethiopia in a 2023 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier followed by a 4-1 friendly loss against South Korea. EFA board member Hazem Emam said they will look to appoint a foreign coach.

Egypt Sack Ehab Galal after Poor Outing

Galal was appointed by Egypt after a season at Cairo-based Pyramids and previously managed several other club sides including Zamalek, El Masry, and Al Ahly Tripoli. In his first match in charge in June, the Pharaohs beat Guinea 1-0 in a Nations Cup qualifier. But the two losses to Ethiopia and South Korea proved the manager is not the man for the job.

Egypt Sack Coach After 3-Games In Charge
Egypt Sack Coach After 3-Games in Charge

Emam said the EFA was “in talks with several foreign coaches” and will also bring in a technical director. He also said” “I would like to thank coach Ehab Galal, a very respectful man, who has worked under some tough circumstances.” “I want to apologise to him, but sometimes the pressure is too much and we saw it would be better for everyone to change.”

Queiroz, former Portugal and Iran coach and assistant manager to Sir Alex Ferguson at Manchester United, had led Egypt to the AFCON final in Cameroon, where they were beaten on penalties by Senegal. Egypt then lost to the same opposition – again in a spot-kick shootout – in the play-offs for the World Cup in Qatar.

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