EFA says sorry, not sorry, for horrendous World Cup performance
Egyptian Football Association (EFA) head Hany Abu Rida apologized yesterday for the national team’s “very bad” performance at the World Cup. Speaking at a press conference, Abu Rida said the EFA is expecting to receive a technical report from team coach Hector Cuper on the reasons behind the team’s successive match losses, according to Youm7. However, Abu Rida brushed off allegations that the EFA is in hot water with national star Mohamed Salah for helping Chechnya’s dictator Ramzan Kadyrov use him as a publicity pawn, saying that Salah was only upset due to his shoulder injury, AMAY reports. Abu Rida also said that the EFA’s board of directors would not submit its resignation. Meanwhile, Kadyrov rejected the notion that he made the team or Salah uncomfortable, saying that Egypt’s national team “voiced no complaints” about their stay in Grozny, according to TASS.