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Egypt's national team, coach Hector Cuper win CAF 2017 awards

Pharaohs and coach Hector Cuper win African National Team of The Year and Coach of The Year awards

Ahram Online , Thursday 4 Jan 2018
Egypt
Egypt's national football team's head coach Hector Cuper (Reuters)
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The Egyptian national team were named African national team of the year, and the Pharaohs coah Hector Cuper was named the continent's coach of the year by the Confederation of African football (CAF) in their annual ceremony in Accra on Thursday.

After missing three editions of Africa Cup of Nations in a row, the Pharaohs went through the continental tournament's final in Gabon earlier this year before losing to Cameroon 2-1.

The Pharaohs ended also a 28 year World Cup drouvght after reaching the World tournament for the first time since 1990. 

Egypt's coach Hector Cuper of Argentina was named also African Coach of The Year after guiding the Pharohs to those achievements. 

"I am very happy for all the people in Egypt and I am thankful and happy for all the player too like Salah and all the players in the national team", Cuper said after winning the award on Thursday.

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