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SPORT: Ex-Benfica coach Vitoria takes over Egypt national team

SPORT: Ex-Benfica coach Vitoria takes over Egypt national team

Publish date: 2022-07-12 13:07:53 | Author: Noah Banjo | Source: punchng.com

(FILES) In this file photo taken on August 06, 2019 Nassr FC’s Portuguese coach Rui Vitoria gestures during the AFC Champions league play-off football match between Saudi’s Al-Nassr and UAE’s al-Wahda at the King Fahd International Stadium in Riyadh. – Egypt has named Rui Vitoria, formerly of Portugal’s Benfica, as the coach for its national team after Ehab Galal was sacked, according to a statement on July 12, 2022. (Photo by – / AFP)

Egypt has named Rui Vitoria, formerly of Portugal’s Benfica, as the coach for its national team after Ehab Galal was sacked, according to a statement on Tuesday.

“The Egyptian Football Association has reached a final deal with Portuguese Rui Vitoria to lead the Egyptian national team for the next four years,” the association wrote on Twitter.

Egyptian media reports said the Portuguese coach, who led Benfica to the Primeira Liga title in 2016 and 2017, would earn 2.4 million euros annually under the contract.

Former coach Galal was dismissed on June 16 after the Pharaohs slipped to a shock 2-0 defeat by Ethiopia in the qualifiers for the upcoming African Cup of Nations.

His stint lasted a mere two months after taking over from Carlos Queiroz who led Egypt to the AFCON final which they lost to Senegal in February.

Egypt lost to Senegal again under Queiroz in the African play-off for a place at the Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup.

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