Former Bafana boss Carlos Queiroz recruits Roger De Sa for Egypt gig

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Roger De Sa has been appointed as Egypt assistant coach, the former Orlando Pirates mentor confirmed on Thursday.

Newly appointed Pharaohs head coach Carlos Queiroz, who mentored Bafana Bafana for a year between 2002 and 2003, made De Sa an offer he could not refuse.

For that year as Bafana Bafana coach, Queiroz appointed De Sa as South Africa's goalkeeping guru.

Since then, De Sa's coaching resume improved with high profile Premier Soccer League clubs acquiring his services.

De Sa, who is now stocked with vast coaching experience, has previously mentored Bidvest Wits, Santos, Orlando Pirates, Ajax Cape Town, Maritzburg United, Platinum Stars and Cape Umoya United before ending up at Cape Town All Stars.

De Sa has now confirmed that he resigned from his post at All Stars to take up a rare opportunity at one of Africa's most prominent national sides.

He is expected to board a flight to the North African country this week.

"I'm very fortunate that I've got a decent business and a very good marriage and family life that enabled me to continue my happy life here," De Sa said as quoted by iDiski Times.

"But with an opportunity like this, the temptation was always going to be there, and I had made a choice.

"Yeah, it doesn't get bigger. And let’s have a go.

"I've enjoyed my time at Umoya, and at Ajax, even All Stars, still in the game, which was important for me, which I get a lot of enjoyment out of it, and satisfaction.

"But it's always like that; I think if I coached U10s, I would do it the same way.

"So, very fortunate and humbled by getting invited by them. Yes, it will be great, and who knows from there, but if that's the end, it won't be a bad ending."

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