AFCON 2019: Egypt Sacks Manager Aguirre After 1-0 Defeat To South Africa


Tournament host, Egypt has sacked head coach, Javier Aguirre following their shocking elimination in the round of 16 of the African Cup of Nations in Egypt.

Aguirre’s and his team were left stunned on Saturday as the AFCON hosts lost 1-0 to Bafana Bafana in Cairo.

The Pharaohs failed to reach the quarter-finals for the first time since 2004.

Afterwards, Egyptian Football Association (EFA) president Hany Abou-Rida announced his resignation and confirmed the departure of the entire technical and administrative staff.

Despite his resignation, Abou-Rida – who also called for members of the board to step down – said he will continue in his position as head of the organising committee of the 2019 AFCON.

South Africa will face the Super Eagles of Nigeria in a quarter final 2019 AFCON clash.

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