The Confederation of African Football (CAF) on Sunday celebrated Nigeria’s Stephen Keshi and Egypt’s Mahmoud El Gohary, the only men who won the Africa Cup of Nations title as player and coach.
Incidentally, both are now deceased.
In a statement on on its website, CAF online, the continental body hailed both men for their contributions to football development in Africa.
EgyptianEl Gohary won the second edition of AFCON in 1959 as a player, before guiding the Pharaohs to their fourth title in 1998 as a coach.
“El Gohary had a brilliant coaching career that saw him winning CAF Champions League titles with Cairo rivals, Al Ahly (1982) and Zamalek (1993). He led Egypt to their second FIFA World Cup appearance in Italy 1990, and had spells with Oman and Jordan national teams, besides clubs in Egypt, Saudi Arabia and UAE. The iconic figure passed away in August 2012, aged 74,” CAF stated. (Text and photo courtesy Punch)