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AFCON: Egypt FA President, Coach Out After Disappointing Loss

Saturday, July 6
*Nigeria 3-2 Cameroon
*Egypt 0-1 South Africa

Sunday, July 7
*Madagascar Vs DR Congo – 7PM
*Algeria Vs Guinea – 10PM

Egypt FA president Hany Abou-Rida has resigned from his post after Egypt’s 2019 AFCON exit and announced the sacking of Mexican manager Javier Aguirre.

The hosts, lost to South Africa’s Bafana Bafana to exit from the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations at the round of 16.

Stuart Baxter’s South Africa scored a late winner thanks to Thembinkosi Lorch’s strike to take the Bafana Bafana coach to the quarters.

The coaching staff, led by Mexican manager Javier Aguirre, were appointed in 2018 to lead the national team towards achieving the AFCON title.

In related news, Odion Ighalo scored twice and set up Alex Iwobi’s winning goal as Nigeria ousted defending champions Cameroon in a five goal thriller in Alexandria on Saturday.

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