Former Aston Villa and Egypt right-back Ahmed Elmohamady has criticised Ehab Galal’s appointment as national team head coach.
Galal was appointed by the Egyptian Football Association (EFA) to succeed Portuguese manager Carlos Queiroz, who failed to secure World Cup qualification.
His first game in charge came against Naby Keita’s Guinea in the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifiers, where Egypt earned a scrappy 1-0 win after a late goal from Mostafa Mohamed.
However, Egypt couldn’t capitalise on their momentum and suffered an embarrassing 2-0 defeat to Ethiopia on Thursday in a game that saw the Pharaohs create very few chances.
Ahmed Elmohamady reacted to the team’s uninspiring performances and posted a statement questioning the EFA’s appointment of Ehab Galal.
He wrote on Twitter:
How do you appoint someone who does not have the experience, competence or qualifications to be the head coach of the biggest team in the history of Africa?