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Bradley is likely to stay in charge of Egypt: EFA spokesman
Officials want to avoid the release clause of 45,000 USD as coach Bradley has only one more match to play
Karim Farouk, Tuesday 15 Oct 2013
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Egypt Coach Bob Bradley

The Egyptian Football Association is to hold an emergency meeting next Monday to discuss the National team's crushing 6-1 defeat to Ghana that squandered the Pharaohs' dream of reaching the World Cup for the first time since 1990.

"We will ask the coach during the meeting what led to this humiliating defeat. We will also discuss his future, but it is likely that he will stay in charge until the return leg to avoid the release clause," Azmi Megahed told a sports TV program.

Egypt hired American tactician Bob Bradley in November 2011 to lead the Pharaohs to the World Cup 2014. His contract runs until the end of the World Cup qualifiers with an extension option.

With Egypt practically eliminated, there will be no need to sack him now to avoid paying the amount of the release clause that is 45 000 USD.

However EFA President Gamal Allam has asked Bradley to step down and let another figure lead the return leg.

The Pharaohs are scheduled to host Ghana on 19 November in Cairo and need a five-goal margin victory to maintain their hopes of reaching the World Cup finals.

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Space1
19-10-2013 01:11pm
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Its not over yet, still one game to go.
Many times i have seen teams come back from the brink of death and proof everybody wrong.Come on Bradley you can do it, the players , have to show an unrivaled fighting spirit in themselfs,1 man is not to blame.Lets get on with the task for the 19th. Ghana to would be fearfull, becouse Egypt has nothing to lose, lets fight with a big bang,
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Sami
17-10-2013 01:35pm
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Bradley must be fired
I think what Bradley did in Kumasi was professionally negligent. An reasonable coach with no qualifications would have known that playing against a Black Stars with 4 midfielders who have played regular UEFA Champions League Football for 3 to 8 years required a defensive strategy. Bradley should have played a defensive game and he should have aimed at a draw or a narrow loss. His strategy was TOO offensive. Gomaa should NOT have left the penalty box. He should have stayed in the penalty box and the midfielders should have played between the penalty box and the center circle. This way, Ghana would have moved forward and Sallah and Aboutreika could have built counter attacks which would have destabilized Ghana. This way, Egypt would have conceded less than 3 goals. However, instead of going defensive, Egypt was playing as if they were playing at home. And Ghana defended as if they were the away side. Bradley is clearly ignorant of traditions in African football. He has no knowledge of what happened in Senegal 1992 and Angola 2010. Egypt and Ghana both have mutual respect for each other. And in competitive games, we go defensive and whoever gets a chance scores only one goal and the game is settled. However, Bradley thought he was playing Mozambique or Zimbabwe. And I could have forgiven him if he had never faced an African team. BUT the SAME Ghana beat USA when he was coach. So what forced him to take such a bad decision? To get Gomaa running back and forth to contain Gyan, Ayew and Essien at the same time. This is negligence and the EFA must fire him and refuse to pay the penalty clause. Penalties have limits and I do not believe the contract will allow Bradly to get paid if he shows gross negligence.
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amir
16-10-2013 03:42pm
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not coach is problem
the coach did make mistake by not placing players who have experienced this amount of pressure. but the whole problem lies on the EFA because when young players want to leave egypt and play abroad they dont let them, there small clubs sit there and want to collect millions for them with out a just cause. imagine moh salah didnt leave egypt he would be a no body now, our country doesnt want to develop players, and the media just need to let the coachs do there work without interference. bradley has basically set up a great core for the next generation, and lets not forget the egyptian players mentality ZAKI, MIDO, ZIDAN, SHIKA, HADARY, HASSAN, they all have attitudes which they should have put aside for the egyptian people so they can go to the world cup. the EFA did not allow us to play any real games we played weak teams, why dont we make arrangments with European, or South American Teams that are more technical we play UGANDA, and small teams because they dont ask for money.
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Mohammed
16-10-2013 04:58am
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The Egyptian football Federation to blame, not the coach.
First of all, Bob Bradelly was not the perfect choice to coach the Egyptian team, and he failed to deliver from the beggining. It is not today that the Egyptian football died, but a few years back when they beaten up in friendly games by the tiny Qatar team, other Gulf states on top of Ghana and ivory coast, etc.. under the same coach Bob Bradely. But things got worst when the 7 times African champion, Egypt, defeated on its own soil by the weakest football competitor, Central African, and left out of African cup in S.Africa 2012. That was the right time to stop and kick Bob Bradelly out of Egypt. So now it would not make any difference weather u kick or keep The coach. Now the EFA (Egyptian Football federation) to be blamed.
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Agbo
15-10-2013 11:43pm
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Don't rush
well, don't rush to get rid of the coach. Does it ever hold that teams meet better teams sometimes? Think deeper about this and decide.
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kweku
16-10-2013 09:23am
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cool headed-
I commend you for your cool headed response. hindsight they say is 20/20. now we all know that egypt overrated their chances and underestimated Ghana.

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