EFA appoints Shawki Ghareeb as Egyptian Olympic team's coach

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Tue, 23 Jan 2018 - 04:12 GMT

New Egyptian Olympic team Shawki Ghareeb, FILE

New Egyptian Olympic team Shawki Ghareeb, FILE

CAIRO – 23 January 2018: The Egyptian Football Association (EFA) announced on Tuesday that Shawki Ghareeb will be the new coach of the Egyptian football national U-23 team (Olympic team).

EFA was keen to appoint a new coach before the 2019 Africa U-23 Cup of Nations, which will be held in Egypt and is a qualifier to the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.

Shawki Ghareeb has a great coaching career in Egypt, as he was the Egyptian national youth team's coach in 2001. He also managed the first Egyptian national team in 2012 alongside a number of Egyptian football clubs like Smouha, Ismaily and El-Entag el-Harby.

EFA also appointed Ashraf Kassem as the Egyptian national U-17 team coach.

Ashraf Kassem has been the coach of other Egyptian football clubs, including Mansoura, Ghazl el-Mahalla, Telephonat Bani Sweif, Tanta and El-Dakhleya.

The Egyptian Olympic team had dropped from the group stage in the African Championship U-23, which was held in 2015, after two draws and one loss.

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