The Egyptian national team officials have reportedly expelled national team winger, Amr Warda, from the team squad participating in 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt for behavioral reasons.
The decision was made on Wednesday with just hours to Egypt’s second game of the African Nations Cup tournament against DR Congo at Cairo International Stadium.
Warda who had an impressive season with Greek champions PAOK played the last 20 minutes of the opening game in the competition against Zimbabwe.
It is said that the winger, Warda has been recently embroiled in a series of online harassment allegations after Egypt’s opening game where the Pharaohs won 1-0.
Warda becomes only the second Egyptian player in history to be excluded from an African competition during the tournament after Ibrahim Said was shown the exit from the tournament in 2000 by the then coach Mahmoud El Gohary.
The Pharaohs of Egypt will, therefore, have only 22 players that they can call on for this evening’s crucial encounter against DR Congo.