Egypt football icon Gohary dies

03 September 2012 11:47

Egyptian football coach Mahmud al-Gohary, who steered his national team to the World Cup in 1990, died Monday aged 74 after suffering a brain stroke in Jordan, the official MENA news agency said.

Gohary, who inspired a pop song after his name when he took the Egyptian team to the championship in Italy, had been taken to hospital in Amman where he had been managing the Jordanian national team.

He played for Egypt's top team, Al-Ahly between 1955 and 1961, but injury forced him off the pitch.

He went on to manage several clubs including Al-Ahly and its bitter rival Zamalek, as well as the national teams of Oman, Egypt and Jordan.

Source: AFP

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