President of the Egyptian Football Association (EFA) Hany Abo Rieda has resigned after the hosts were stunned by South 0-1 Saturday in the round of 16 at the Africa Cup of Nations with South Africa with Thembinkosi Lorch scoring a late goal in the 85th minute.
The country’s FA chief also called on the board members to follow suit and submit their resignations for their woeful outing; the exit marks the first time since 2004 that Egypt fail to reach quarterfinals. They equally won the competition three times of the four occasions they'd hosted the finals.
Egypt head coach Javier Aguirre was sacked and the whole coaching team was dismissed just before their FA president tendered his surprised resignation.
In the words of their Mexican coach:
"I'm responsible for all the selections and the end results, but I'm still proud of this group of players".