Shehata no longer coach of Egypt

The Egyptian Football Association says it has parted company

with coach Hassan Shehata, a day after a shock 0-0 draw against

South Africa all but ended any chance of defending its African Cup

of Nations title.

Traditionally one of the continent’s top sides, Egypt has won

the African Cup of Nations seven times.

But in recent months, it has struggled to score goals and faces

the real prospect of failing to qualify for the African tournament

for the first time in 33 years.