Egyptian coach Sedki leaves Sudan's Al-Hilal after one month to take charge of Smouha

Ahram Online , Sunday 12 Jan 2020

Hamada Sedky
Coach Hamada Sedki (Photo: Al-Ahram)

Egyptian coach Hamada Sedki abruptly left Sudan's Al-Hilal after just one month to take charge of Alexandria-based club Smouha for a second stint, replacing Egypt's all-time leading scorer Hossam Hassan.

Smouha president Farag Amer told reporters on Sunday that Sedki will "start his mission on Monday."

Sedki was appointed as Al-Hilal's coach last month, with the team causing an upset by beating Tunisia's Etoile Sahel away in the African Champions League group stage. 

Although Al-Hilal lost 2-1 at home to Etoile on Saturday, they still have a good chance to advance to the Champions League quarters. They lie third in their group with six points, one behind Cairo giants Ahly and three adrift of leaders Etoile with two matches remaining.  

Sedki, 54, will replace Hossam Hassan, who resigned after Smouha lost to Wadi Degla in the Egyptian Premier League on Thursday to drop to seventh place in the table.

He had a previous experience with Smouha in 2014, helping them secure a runners-up spot in the league -- their best ever finish to a season. They also reached the Egypt Cup final in the same year. 

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