Egyptians Still Respect Bob Bradley

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Bob Bradley will lead the return leg against Ghana on 19 November despite the 6-1 defeat against Ghana.

Egyptian Football Association (EFA) board member Mahmoud El-Shamy played down circulating rumors that the committee may sack the coach following last week’s thrashing 6-1 defeat against Ghana in the away leg.

“There is no vote on the future of Bob Bradley. We made our decision a few days ago and he will definitely remain until the end of his contract,” El-Shamy said in a statement published on the EFA website on Monday.

Egyptian soccer fans still call him the American Pharaoh Bradley arrived in Cairo on Oct. 15, 2011, a few months before the revolution began on the streets there.

He stayed, committed to the assignment, to the players, to the cause. He stayed on through a massacre of 74 fans after a game in Port Said the following year. He still stays, despite the removal of the sports officials who hired him, the sectarian divisions among national team players and the shutdown of league in Egypt these past two years.

Egyptians will always respect Bob Bradley even if we don’t qualify for the World Cup.

EFA Member Azmi Megahed talks about Bradley’s future with Egypt
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