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Egypt’s new coach to be one of AFCON semi-finalists

Alain-Giresse - next Egypt coach?In its search for Egypt’s new national team coach, the Egyptian Football Association (EFA) will look at the semi-finalists of the currently in progress Africa Cup of Nations 2015 tournament.

Egypt is without a coach since manager Shawky Gharib was sacked two months ago after Egypt failed to reach the continental competition for the third time in a row.

Today, in a television interview, EFA board member Magdy El-Metnawi revealed that the 40-man shortlist for the post of national team coach needs to be trimmed to six or seven names.

But, El-Metnawi also said that Egypt’s coach “will be one of the four coaches in the AFCON semi-finals.”

Alan Giresse, who has just led Senegal to a victory in their opening game against heavyweights Ghana, was previously included in the EFA’s shortlist, and El-Metnawi now says that he is indeed “one of the favourites.”

“But the final decision won’t be made before the end of the African Cup,” he added.



  1. GameRef

    January 21, 2015 at 12:49 AM

    Incredible!They better choose by drawing lots then!

  2. omar

    January 21, 2015 at 1:20 AM

    @gameref hahaha you are right. This absolutely ridiculous. Maybe they should do contest in association with Coca-Cola and if you buy the bottle with the right code under the cap you become the coach of The Egyptian National Team hahahaha

    • GameRef

      January 21, 2015 at 10:49 PM


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