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The Egyptian Football Association dismisses El-Badry from coaching the Pharaohs

The tripartite committee in charge of managing the Egyptian Football Association, headed by Ahmed Megahed, decided yesterday, Monday, to dismiss the technical staff of the Egyptian team led by Hossam El-Badry, after a 1-1 draw with Gabon on Sunday in Franceville in the second round of Group F competitions within the second round of African qualifiers for the World Cup in Qatar. 2022. The Football Association issued an official statement, in which it thanked the technical and administrative staff for the period he spent in leading the national team.
He also decided that the Board of Directors will continue to convene until the announcement of the new technical staff that will lead the national team during the coming period.
Al-Badri refused to submit his resignation at the request of the president of the federation, stressing that he did not fail in his mission and achieved success in implementing and achieving all the tasks assigned to him by qualifying for the African Nations Cup, which will be held in January 2022 in Cameroon, and topped his group in the World Cup qualifiers. Al-Badri said in a press statement that he had endured with his technical staff and players “previous mistakes that harmed Egyptian football, yet he achieved the goal and what was required of him without the team suffering any loss since taking charge.”
On September 19, 2019, the Egyptian Federation entrusted El-Badry with the task of rebuilding the national team, by appointing him coach of the Pharaohs, to succeed Mexican Javier Aguirre, who was sacked after a sudden early exit from the first round of the African Nations Cup hosted by Egypt in the summer of the same year. Al-Badri has a penalty clause in his contract to grant him a salary of two months in the event of his dismissal, and he receives 850,000 pounds (about 55 thousand dollars) per month. The hours that preceded the issuance of the decision to dismiss Al-Badri and his assistant apparatus witnessed a meeting between the Minister of Youth and Sports, Ashraf Sobhi and Mujahid, to discuss the fate of the coach of the Egyptian team, and the first demanded that Al-Badri leave, and discuss the proposed alternatives to lead the first team. The draw with Gabon resulted in a general public rejection on various social media platforms, in addition to the attack campaign against the technical staff and players by sports critics and football analysts, due to the team’s lackluster performance in the matches in Angola and Gabon. Egypt has 4 points in its tally, after beating Angola with a single goal in Cairo, and a 1-1 draw with Gabon, one point ahead of its former partner in the lead, its neighbor Libya, who will visit Angola on Tuesday at the end of the second round. The Egyptian team is waiting for two strong confrontations against Libya on the sixth and tenth of next October in the third and fourth rounds in Cairo and Libya.