Egypt Send Midfielder Home From AFCON Over Social Media Usage

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Midfielder Amr Warda has been sent home from the Africa Cup of Nations for disciplinary reasons by hosts Egypt.

The decision to remove Warda, who plays for Greek club PAOK, was announced yesterday.

The Egypt Football Federation said he was withdrawn “to maintain discipline, commitment and concentration”.

“Social media conversations between Warda and many women were released after Egypt’s game against Zimbabwe,” said BBC Arabic reporter Mohamed Qoutb.

The 25-year-old was used as a substitute in Friday’s 1-0 win for Egypt, who are the favourites to win the tournament.

Egypt defeated Congo 2-0 in their second group game in Cairo.

A statement by the Egypt Football Federation on Twitter read: “The head of the Egyptian Football Federation, Hani Abu Reda, has decided to dismiss Amr Warda from the team’s camp after consulting with the team’s technical and administrative staff.”Get more stories like this on Twitter

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