African News Round Up: Mohammed Mursi & More
A summary of some of the most popular African news stories of the week including sports and politics are presented below. Highlights: Mohammed Mursi, Gordon Igesund and Pharaohs of Egypt.
Mohammed Mursi Sworn In As President of Eqypt
Mohammed Mursi has been sworn in as Egypt’s first civilian, democratically elected president. Following the historic swearing in ceremony at the supreme constitutional court in Cairo. Mr Mursi vowed to raise Egypt to the rank of a modern state “where the president is the servant of his people” and maintained that his government would be based on the democratic pillars of “the constitutional court, the Egyptian judiciary, and the executive and legislative powers”.
Bafana Bafana Appoint New Head Coach
The South African Football Association (SAFA) have announced the appointment of Gordon Igesund as the new head coach of the South African football team. Veteran coach Igesund will replace Pitso Mosimane with a two-year contract. His first goal is to reach the semi-finals of the 2013 African Cup of Nations in South Africa and qualify for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
Egypt Knocked Out of ACN Qualifying
The ‘Pharoahs of Egypt’ have been knocked out of the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying. The seven-time African champions were knocked out after losing 4-3 on aggregate to the Central African Republic, following a 1-1 second leg draw in which CAR striker Foxi Kethevoama scored for the home side on 20 minutes, and striker Emad Motaeb levelled for Egypt on 75 minutes.
The Central African Republic will now progress to the final round of qualifying.