Egypt FA calls emergency meeting
Egyptian Football Association president Samir Zaher has called
an emergency meeting of his board after a terrible start to African
Cup of Nations qualifying for the defending champions.
The EFA says on its website that Zaher called the meeting for
Thursday ”to discuss all matters relating to the team” after
Egypt slumped to a 1-0 loss to South Africa on Saturday to stay at
the bottom of its qualifying group.
The Pharaohs, who have won the last three African Cups, have a
single point from three games and look likely to miss out entirely
on the continental championship they have dominated.
The seven-time African champion’s poor run has led to calls for
experienced coach Hassan Shehata to be fired.