Egyptian football fans were seen looking glum and deflated as they streamed through the streets of Cairo on Saturday, just after their team was defeated 1-0 by South Africa and were knocked out of the Africa Cup of Nations tournament.
«The performance of the Egyptian football team was very bad and disappointing. We did not feel there was a coach or a tactic to play,» said one fan.
Another... Еще, Yasser Said, explained «we are sad of course, especially since everyone came from distant provinces such as Port Said and Ismailia, and we will return with grief.»
Following the loss, President of Egypt's Football Association Hani Abu Reda sacked the team's coach, Javier Aguirre, before resigning himself.