By Edwin Mbewe

LILONGWE-(MaraviPost)-Barely a week after 2-0 shocking defeat to Ethiopia in AFCON qualifiers in the capital Lilongwe, Egyptian Football Association has sacked Ehab Galal as coach after just three games in charge of the national team.

Ehab Galal Fired

Galal, 54, replaced Carlos Queiroz in April after the Pharaohs failed to qualify for the 2022 World Cup.

EFA board member Hazem Emam said will look into appointing foreign coach.

Galal was appointed by Egypt after a season at Cairo-based Pyramids and previously managed several other club sides including Zamalek, El Masry, and Al Ahly Tripoli.

In his first match in charge in June, Egypt claimed a late 1-0 win over Guinea in a Nations Cup qualifier.

But the two losses – both missed by their captain and Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah through injury – proved costly for Galal.

Emam said the EFA was “in talks with several foreign coaches” and will also bring in a technical director.

“I would like to thank coach Ehab Galal, a very respectful man, who has worked under some tough circumstances,” he added. “I want to apologise to him, but sometimes the pressure is too much and we saw it would be better for everyone to change.”

Queiroz, the former Portugal and Iran coach and assistant manager to Sir Alex Ferguson at Manchester United, had led the record seven-time African champions to the final of the Nations Cup in February in Cameroon, where they were beaten on penalties by Senegal.

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