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Egypt sacks head coach after disappointing Cup of Nations

By AFP
February 06, 2024

CAIRO: Rui Vitoria has been sacked as Egypt head coach after the African football giants hopes of a record-extending eighth Africa Cup of Nations triumph were dashed last week, the Egyptian Football Association (EFA) announced.

Egypts coach Rui Vitoria speaks during a press conference at the Laurent Pokou stadium in San Pedro on January 27, 2024. — AFP
Egypt's coach Rui Vitoria speaks during a press conference at the Laurent Pokou stadium in San Pedro on January 27, 2024. — AFP

In a statement, the EFA board of directors “thanked Portuguese manager Rui Vitoria and his staff,” adding it was “reviewing foreign coaches’ resumes”.

In the interim, former al-Ahly coach Mohamed Youssef would take charge of the national side, who were knocked out of

the competition last week in a dramatic penalty shoot-out against the Democratic Republic of Congo.