Egypt fire Galal after just three matches
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Egypt fire Galal after just three matches

The Egyptian Football Association (EFA) has stated that Ehab Galal has been fired as the national team's head coach after only three matches in charge.

Galal took over from Carlos Queiroz, who was fired after Egypt failed to qualify for the 2022 World Cup after losing a penalty shootout to African champions Senegal. The new coach, however, did not stay long.

The EFA fired him after a 2-0 loss to Ethiopia in a 2023 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying and a 4-1 friendly loss to South Korea.

EFA board member Hazem Emam said the federation will look to appoint a foreign coach. “I would like to thank coach Ehab Galal, a very respectful man, who has worked under some tough circumstances,” said Eman.

With a 1-0 win against Guinea in a Nations Cup qualifier, he got off to a good start as Egypt's coach, but two successive defeats proved to be his undoing.

“I want to apologize to him, but sometimes the pressure is too much and we saw it would be better for everyone to change.”

Galal had previously managed Zamalek, El Masry, and Al Ahly Tripoli, among others.