It feels like only yesterday Egypt’s national team was living up to its nickname, presiding over a dynasty of three successive Africa Cup of Nations titles. However so much has happened in the North African nation since then that the Pharaohs’ 2006-2010 three-peat feels as ancient as their namesake.
With less than three months remaining until the kick-off of Africa’s showpiece football festival in…
Aguirre’s system eliminates the need for a playmaker, allowing two pressing wing-forwards to hug inside while the wing-backs advance to take their place. At least one central midfielder than veers forward in support. This results in no less than six, often seven players aiding in attack.
Egypt got back on course to qualify for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations Saturday with the type of stellar attacking display that fans have been craving. Namely, a 6-0 thrashing of Niger at the Stad El Geish in Alexandria.
Newly-signed Egypt manager Javier Aguirre has hired a bevy of Spaniards to help navigate the Pharaohs’ next four years.
It had to happen sometime. The man, the myth, the legend Essam El-Hadary finally whistled full-time on his international football career this week at the age of 45.
Egyptian Football Association officials are split on who to hire as the Pharaohs’ new manager.