AFCON 2019: Jose Mourinho: Egypt were really disappointing

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Bafana Bafana have eliminated Egypt’s Pharaohs from the AFCON 2019 at Cairo International Stadium on Saturday night.

The only goal was scored by Orlando Pirates winger Thembinkosi Lorch for South Africa at the end of the second half (85th-minute).

South Africa will now take on Nigeria’s Super Eagles in the AFCON quarterfinal following Nigeria’s 3-2 win over Cameroon on Sunday.

After the shocking defeat, the president of Egyptian Football Association Hany Abou-Rida has announced the sacking of Egypt’s Mexican coach Javier Aguirre along with his resignation.

After the Pharaohs’ defeat against Bafana, former Manchester United manager, Jose Mourinho unveiled his thoughts on the game. In fact, he believes that Liverpool’s star Mohamed Salah was tired at the Cairo International Stadium following the 2018/2019 season with Liverpool. In addition, Mourinho praised South Africa’s discipline and organization.

Mourinho said: “I watched the games in which Salah played last season. He is very tired, and that is normal after you play 60 games.

“When you are in possession, you cannot keep on passing the ball backwards.

“These are not [ Javier] Aguirre’s instructions. This only shows the players’ mentality.

He added:”South Africa were patient, disciplined and well-organized. On the other hand, Egypt were really disappointing.”

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