The Egyptian Football Association (EFA) have expelled winger Amr Warda from the national team squad for behavioral reasons.
Warda was initially called up to the 2019 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) squad after an outstanding season in Greece with PAOK FC and Atromitos
However, the 25-year-old has been recently involved in a series of online sexual harassment allegations after Egypt’s opening game in AFCON against Zimbabwe.
Warda has overall 29 caps to his name, featuring in all of Egypt’s last 17 games across all competitions, and was part of the teams that reached the 2017 AFCON final and the 2018 World Cup, playing all three group games in the latter.
The reason behind the EFA’s decision is that they want to maintain discipline and commitment within the team according to their statement.
Egypt’s reduced 22-man squad will face DR Congo in their second game in Group A as the Pharaohs look to get a step closer to AFCON’s knockout stages.
Warda was also accused of being involved in sexual harassment incidents during his short time at Portuguese side C.D. Feirense back in 2017 when he allegedly harassed two wives of his teammates.