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Egypt's Coach Wants AFCON Final Delayed

Egypt's Coach Wants AFCON Final Delayed

Egypt wants the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) organisers to move Sunday’s final against Senegal to Monday.

Speaking after coach Carlos Queiroz was shown a red card during the semi-final win over Cameroon on Thursday night, assistant coach Diaa al-Sayed said that they need more time to prepare for the final.

Egypt overcame hosts Cameroon 3-1 on penalties after a draining goalless 120 minutes in hot and humid Yaounde, while Senegal overcame Burkina Faso 3-1 in normal time a day earlier. Said Diaa Al-Sayed:

I want to state to all CAF authorities that Senegal have one extra day to train and therefore maybe we should play the final on Monday.

England-based Egyptian striker Mohamed Salah was not even required to step up for the deciding kick, as he had in the round of 16 against Ivory Coast, because Cameroon had already missed three.

Harold Moukoudi and James Léa Siliki’s spot-kicks were saved by Mohamed Abou Gabal while the final penalty was lifted wide by Clinton N’Jie.

More: NewsDay


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10 Comments

ramzan 3 months ago

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Tkt 3 months ago

@Bright - i like you cross-examination pama Sport matters, kkkk. You are ryt bro, game ringa tadza kutambwa bcoz kwahi coach aka puwa red card? Mashura kana kuti kwahi team yakaneta? Kkkk vakomana vacjo vanotozvi ziva kuti bhora harisi just 90mins but kana be 100mins + 40mins (45+5(2))2 + (15+5))2 kkkkk


Bright 3 months ago

Handiti munoziva kti coach we egpt ahashande ku CAF or ku fifa ka so Sunday ndoopane game zvinenge zvitori pa calendar ka izvi muchiri kurangarira team iya ine ma goal keeper avo ese akabatwa ne covid ka ikaisa defender pagedhi pakadii kunzi ngaumbomiswa mutambo iwoyo


Tkt 3 months ago

@Nkust kkkk okay ini ziii zvangu

@Vladimir wangu, obviously hapana pavanga vacha tamba 1.day + hazvinei, neSenegal zvokuti vanambwa vaka tamba 120+mins,
Why didnt they win pa90mins ???


Nkust 3 months ago

Vhunzaiwo Bright ndiye anoziva zvebhora kungoti mazuvano ari kudhomoka ku nyaya dzaasinganyatso hwisisa dze politics kwekuti anofanigwa kunyarara ovhunza isu manje hahwisisi mu born free wacho, ini na bush lawyer nevamwe nechichi Tkt chedzungu chomboti ziveio politics mbichana politics hadzidi munhu ane hasha sa mhazi wekusilobela achafa sabhudhivake gwesela


The Bush Lawyer's Nephew 3 months ago

I agree with the Coach. The final should be played on Monday. Mentally and physically the players need some rest considering they played 120 minutes...


Munya 3 months ago

Aaah nhasi namangwana wese zvinhu zvakaplaniwa mounts ago vozvichinjisa nhasi
Hakuna zvakadaro


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Tkt 3 months ago

@Doro

haaa mkoma hapana sense apo, ngavapinge yeke yeke apo! even if the match is suspended for whole year, that coach will still not be available for the game saka the earlier the better vokasira kusunungura coach wavo vana mbwa avo


Vladimir 3 months ago

it's not about the coach but Senegal has had more resting time and Egypt played a day later for 120 minutes in scorching heat

Doroguru 3 months ago

I think it makes sense though. 120minutes of such intense football drains you mentally and physically.



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