South African coach Roger de Sa will become the newest member of Egypt’s national team.
De Sa has confirmed to various media publications that he has joined the Egyptian national team as an assistant coach to recently appointed Carlos Queiroz, who is replacing Haddam Badri in the hot seat.
De Sa and Queiroz have previously worked together South Africa between 2000 and 2002 and then again at the Portugal national team for the 2010 FIFA World Cup. They have a good working relationship, which is why Queiroz was quick to bring in De Sa.
Speaking to the media, De Sa revealed that the deal happened quickly, and it was an opportunity he did not want to turn down.
The 56-year-old De Sa has previously led South African giants Orlando Pirates to the 2013 CAF Champions League final and will bring loads of experience to the Egyptian national team. He was recently working for second tier outfit Cape Town All Stars as their head coach but handed in his resignation to take up his new role in Egypt.
De Sa, who is a former goalkeeper of the South African national team, is expected to leave for Cairo on Monday to start working for the Pharaohs.
Egypt are currently in second place, on four points, in group F of the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers after two matches. They are two points behind group leaders Libya.
The Pharaohs will take on Libya in back-to-back matches in October, which will be the first test of the new technical team.