Following Egypt’s devastating loss to South Africa in the ongoing AFCON, coach Javier Aguirre was sacked just hours after the hosts were bundled out of the tournament by South Africa in the round of 16.
Egypt Football Association president Hany Abo Rida announced the firing of the Mexican coach, and his own resignation, less than three hours after the game as a stunned host nation digested the defeat.
Aguirre told reporters after Saturday’s defeat that he took sole responsibility but was proud of all of his players.
“The game was open and saw many chances. The only difference was that South Africa managed to score,” he said.