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Egypt Experiences Fallouts after Shocking AFCON Exit

Mexican Javier Aguirre has been sacked as the coach of Egypt early on Sunday morning just two hours after the Pharaohs were booted out of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations by South Africa.

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The coach who still has three years left on his contract was booted out after Egypt’s poor display at this year’s AFCON. He was the highest-paid coach at the competition. The former Japan and Mexico coach Aguirre signed a four-year deal to replace Hector Cuper last year. 

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Thembinkosi Lorch whose 85th-minute strike was enough to secure the shock victory and send the Pharoahs out of the competition.

Aguirre came in for criticism for his management of the side during the Cup of Nations, with Egypt legend Wael Gomaa accusing the Mexican of having “no tactics or strategy”.

Following Saturday’s defeat, Javier Aguirre said he alone took the blame for the host nation’s disastrous campaign, with his departure coming after less than a year in the job.

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

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