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Egypt Coach Facing Sack After Opening Afcon Loss

Egypt head coach Carlos Queiroz is in danger of losing his job following a disappointing start to the Africa Cup of Nations.

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The seven-time winners began their group stage campaign with a 1-0 defeat to Nigeria on Tuesday evening, although the overall performance of the team was disappointing.

Egypt’s minister of youth and sports Ashraf Sobhi has revealed they will consider their options if the team fails to make out of the group stage.

“Queiroz was hired to lead the team at a difficult time, we talked about priorities with him, World Cup qualification comes first, but Africa Cup of Nations is very important as well,” Sobhi said, as per Kingfut.

“His salary is $90,000 per month, it’s average, and we are not thinking about changing our coaching staff right now, but if we fail to qualify from the group stage we will consider it for sure.”

Sobhi wants the Pharoahs to bounce back in their next group stage against Guinea-Bissau on Saturday evening.

“I am unsatisfied with the national team’s performance, we all are, and we have our logical reasons,” he continued.

“We are looking for the competitive spirit in our players since the 2018 World Cup.

“At the 2019 Afcon, we did everything to help the national team win the tournament, but the result was disappointing, unlike the Olympic team results.

“I understand that the opening game poor performance doesn’t necessarily reflect what will happen next, but it’s a chance to work on our issues.

“After we qualify from the group stage, we will face stronger teams, and we will need to be at top form by then.”

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