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Egypt's Maqassa name new coach to rescue Champions League campaign

Ahram Online , Saturday 17 Feb 2018
Talaat Youssef
File Photo of Talaat Youssef, who was named Maqassa's coach on Saturday (Ahram)
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Egypt's Maqassa named experienced Talaat Youssef as their new coach on Saturday to rescue their African Champions League campaign after a defeat in the first leg of the preliminary round.

Maqassa, who caused an upset by finishing second in the Egyptian Premier League last season, slumped to a 2-0 defeat at Senegal's Generation Foot earlier this month to risk an early elimination on their debut in Africa's premier club competition.

The Champions League loss came on the back of a poor domestic run which prompted the club to sack coach Emad Soliman.

Youssef left Smouha to take charge of Maqassa on a one-and-a-half year deal, local media said. He becomes Maqassa's third manager of the season after Moemen Soliman and Emad Soliman.

Maqassa lie 13th in the 18-team league table with 26 points, four clear of the relegation zone.

They host Generation Foot in the second leg of the Champions League preliminary round next week.

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