Mustafa Mohammed’s last-ditch effort saved a point for the Pharaohs who were struggling to dominate Sunday’s game at France Will.
The Egyptian Football Association fired national team head coach Hassam al-Badri on Sunday after a 1-1 draw with Gabon in the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying match.
His dismissal was announced a day after the Pharaohs struggled to gain a point at France Will, thanks to a 90th-minute strike by Mustafa Mohammed who canceled Jim Alvina’s opener for Gabon.
Despite falling points, Egypt are top of Group F with four points after two matches, with the result of Tuesday’s match between Angola and Libya pending.
They started their campaign with Qatar 2022 with a 1-0 victory over Angola last Wednesday, with Mohamed Maggie’s fifth-minute penalty separating the two teams.
El Badri, a retired defender, replaced Mexico’s Javier Aguirre in September 2019 when the Pharaohs were defeated by South Africa at home in Round 16 of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.
During his spell with the national team, he helped Egypt qualify for the 2021 AFC in Cameroon as they maintained an unbeaten streak of six games in their group.
The Egyptian Football Association decided at its emergency meeting today to thank the technical and administrative staff of the first national team, led by federation president Ahmed Mujahid, who spent the last time leading the team to success. Read a statement. EFA website.
The country’s football officials added that they have begun searching for a new coach who will appear during the week.
The Egyptian Football Association also decided to continue its meeting in the next 48 hours to announce the new technical and administrative staff.
Following Sunday’s draw, Egypt’s next trip is a double-header match against North Africa’s neighbor Libya in October.
The Mediterranean Knights defeated Gabon 2-1 in their opening game on September 1st.