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Egyptian FA president resigns, head coach sacked after early AFCON exit

Media reports reveals that the President of the Egyptian Football Association (EFA) Hany Abo Rieda resigned after their shameful loss to South Africa on Saturday in the round of 16 at the Africa Cup of Nations.

He has also urged his fellow board members to follow suit and tender their resignations letters.

Egypt was booted out of the last eight by a 1-0 loss to  South Africa with “Thembinkosi Lorch” scoring a late goal in the 85th minute. The shaming loss  marks the first time since 2004 that Egypt fail to reach the quarterfinals.

Subsequently, Egypt head coach “Javier Aguirre was sacked and the whole coaching team was dismissed before “Abo Rieda” announced his resignation.

"I'm responsible for all the selections and the end results, but I'm still proud of this group of players," the Mexican coach said on the post-match press conference before being fired by the EFA.

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