Egyptian football legend Hossam Hassan has been named the new head coach of the national team, the “Pharaohs,” by the Egyptian Football Association (EFA).
This comes after the recent termination of Portuguese coach Rui Vitoria due to unsatisfying results in the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) tournament in Ivory Coast.
Hassan, a former star player for the national team with 178 appearances and a record-breaking 69 goals, brings a wealth of experience and passion to the role. He will be assisted by his twin brother, Ibrahim Hassan, who was also a renowned player for both the Egyptian national team and European clubs.
A Familiar Face with Big Expectations
Hossam Hassan is no stranger to success. As a coach, he has claimed multiple trophies with Egyptian clubs, including the Egyptian Premier League and the Egyptian Cup. He even led the national team to the 2006 FIFA World Cup.
His appointment has been met with widespread approval, with fans and analysts alike recognizing his dedication, tactical prowess, and deep understanding of Egyptian football. The expectation is clear: to reignite the Pharaohs’ flame and return them to the pinnacle of African football.
AFCON and Beyond: A Chance for Redemption
Egypt, despite being the most decorated team in AFCON history with seven titles, hasn’t lifted the trophy since 2010. While their AFCON journey continues, Coach Hassan already has his sights set on bigger goals.
His primary task will be to solidify Egypt’s position as a dominant force in African football. But, ultimately, the dream lies in reclaiming their continental crown and potentially making a significant impact on the world stage.
Standing Behind the Pharaohs
With a legendary figure at the helm and a team hungry for redemption, the future of Egyptian football looks promising. While the road ahead may be challenging, fans across Africa, and especially those in Tanzania, should stand behind Coach Hassan and the Pharaohs as they embark on this exciting new chapter.
So, let’s cheer for the Pharaohs and witness the magic unfold under the leadership of one of their greatest icons, Hossam Hassan!