The Portuguese veteran coach was presented on Thursday as the new man on the bench of the Pharaohs, succeeding the sacked Hossam El Badry.
Salah missed Egypt’s game in the qualifiers against Angola as Premier League clubs refused to release their players to avoid 10-day quarantine on their return.
EFA announced on Friday that Wael Gomaa, three-time Africa Cup of Nations champion, will be the new national team director.
The duo formed a solid defensive line at Al Ahly between 2001 and 2004 until Said decided to leave the Red Devils to join arch-rivals Zamalek.
Al-Ahly’s legend, Mohamed Aboutrika, tweeted after the match congratulating ES Tunis.
Egypt had a disastrous run at the competition, losing three games at the group stage.
The legendary Egyptian former defender for Al-Ahly and the Egyptian National Team Wael Gomaa celebrates his 42nd birthday on August 3.
Former Al-Ahly defender Wael Gomaa defended himself after facing criticism for his appearance on the Qatari television channel beIN Sports.