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Official: Egypt Sack Galal After Three Games

The Egyptian Football Association (EFA) have sacked Ehab Galal two weeks after his debut for the Egyptian national team.

Galal signed a two-year deal after the exit of Carlos Quieroz in the aftermath after failing to qualify for the 2022 FIFA World Cup as Senegal defeated the Phahroes on penalties.

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However, his stint has proved to be short-lived with a 1-0 win over Guinea, 2-0 defeat to Ethiopia and a 4-1 drubbing against South Korea in a friendly enough for the EFA to terminate his contract.

Galal was lured into the national team set-up after impressing with an attacking style of play at Pyramids, something the nation craved whilst under the leadership of Quieroz – despite reaching the FIFA Arab Cup semi-finals, AFCON final and the World Cup play-offs.

EFA board member Hazem Emam confirmed on Thursday that a foreign manager with a ‘reputable CV’ will replace Galal and several ‘big name’ coaches have applied for the role.

In addition, their U23 national team will also be led by a foreign coach as they look to restructure Egyptian football that’s been on a downward spiral in recent times.

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Lorenz Kohler
Lorenz Kohler
Lorenz Köhler is an award-winning South African football journalist. Having cut his teeth in the industry working at Kick-Off Magazine, he is now iDiski Times' senior digital content writer. He specialises in breaking top African football stories and transfers with a major focus on the 'big-three' Mamelodi Sundowns, Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates and CAF inter-club and international competitions. In 2021 he was listed amongst the top-five journalists under 30 in Print Media for the AIPS Awards.