Hossam El Badry
has been appointed by the Egyptian
Football Association (EFA) as the national team’s new head coach.
El Badry replaced Javier Aguirre who was axed after
Egypt was eliminated from the Total 2019 Africa Cup of Nations at the quarter
final stage by South Africa.
“The EFA has decided to appoint Hossam
El Badry as the new coach for the Egyptian senior team following a meeting on
Wednesday,” Egypt’s FA said in a statement.
El Badry returns to coaching after he
was relieved of his duties at Al Ahly following that 2-0 loss to KCCA at
Namboole in the Caf Champions League.
His first competitive games as coach of
the Pharaohs will be in November when they begin their bid to reach the 2021
Nations Cup finals in Cameroon.
The Pharaohs are drawn in
Group G of 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying alongside Kenya, Togo and