Newly-appointed Egypt national team head coach Ehab Galal revealed his plans for the Pharaohs in his press conference.
Egypt had missed out on the opportunity to qualify for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar after losing a penalty shootout to Senegal in a heartbreaking fashion back in March.
The Pharaohs also suffered a defeat to Senegal on penalties in the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations final a month earlier.
As a result, the EFA announced the dismissal of Portuguese coach Carlos Queiroz after failing to book a ticket to Qatar.
A statement was released by the EFA hours later revealing that Egyptian coach Ehab Galal will take over the national team after ending his tenure at Egyptian Premier League side Pyramids FC.
Galal’s tenure is now set to begin in June with tricky encounters against Guinea and Ethiopia in the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifiers.
“We play two matches in less than a month and we want to create an identity for the national team but that will need some time of course,” Galal said in his press conference.
“Egypt have to compete for all tournaments, but first we must focus on the upcoming [AFCON] qualifiers.”
Galal also spoke about Mohamed Salah and reassured fans that the Liverpool star will be an integral part of his tactical setup.
“I have already contacted Mohamed Salah, and we hope that he achieves the quadruple [with Liverpool] before he returns to help the national team because he will have a very important role to play,” he added.