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Another SA Coach Joins Pitso In Cairo

Following Pitso Mosimane’s move to Egypt almost a year ago, the Siya crew has it on good authority that another SA coach will call Cairo home.

Word reaching the Siya crew is that Roger De Sa, renowned in the country not only for having played for Mamelodi Sundowns, Moroka Swallows and Wits University but also as the Orlando Pirates coach, has agreed to join the Egyptian national team.

Mosimane is currently coach of Al Ahly. 

Reports surfaced last week that De Sa had been offered a place on the Pharaoh’s bench to work alongside his close confidant – Carlos Queiroz, who was appointed the head coach of Egypt to replace Hossam El Badry just a few days ago.

It won’t be the first time the former Real Madrid, Portugal and Colombia coach ropes in De Sa as he had the ex-goalkeeper by his side as Bafana Bafana coach between 2000 and 2002, a tenure in which he managed to qualify for the World Cup.

But Queiroz quit over indifferences with SAFA at the time and De Sa pursued his coaching career in the Premier Soccer League.

They also worked closely during the 2010 World Cup in Mzansi while Queiroz was the head coach of his native Portugal.

More than a decade later there was almost a reunion when Queiroz guided Iran to the 2014 World Cup and asked De Sa to be on his bench.

However, due to his commitments as Ajax Cape Town coach at the time, De Sa was unable to be part of Iran’s backroom staff at the global showpiece in Brazil.

Are they set to finally work together on a project to deliver on the mandate take Egypt to next year’s World Cup in Qatar?  

The Siya crew understands this to be the case with De Sa, a triple international who has represented SA in football, basketball and indoor soccer at an international level, having now accepted the assistant coach job for the Pharaohs.

He has resigned from his position as coach of Cape Town All Stars in the GladAfrica Championship after three games, as the opportunity to be part of the Egypt national team is obviously as big as it gets on the continent.

De Sa made a choice to live in Cape Town over the last three years or so, but was always going to consider a big opportunity if it came along.

Story by @superjourno 

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