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.