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Egypt manager, president quit after AFCON exit

Javier Aguirre
Javier Aguirre was fired after Egypt's surprise round of 16 exit at the hands of South Africa.

Egypt coach Javier Aguirre became the first casualty of the Africa Cup of Nations as he was sacked just hours after the hosts were bundled out of the tournament by South Africa in the round of 16.

Hosts Egypt lost 1-0 to an 85th minute goal from Thembinkosi Lorch on Saturday at the end of a lacklustre display in which their talisman Mohamed Salah looked out of sorts and they produced few goal-scoring chances.

Egypt Football Association president Hany Abo Rida announced the firing of the Mexican...