Monday 06 September 2021
The appointment of the Portuguese Nilo Vingada as technical director of the Football Association by the tripartite committee headed by Ahmed Mujahid sparked controversy, amid ambiguity about the nature of the coach’s work and why a foreign technical director was used for the Football Association at this time.
The last hours witnessed a controversy over the possibility of using the Portuguese Vingada as technical director of the first Egyptian team to succeed Hossam El-Badry if a decision was made after completing his mission with the Pharaohs due to the “not good performance” of the team despite his victory against Angola in the World Cup qualifiers and his last draw with Gabon, and he has previously qualified for the upcoming African nations in Cameroon. .
The Football Association announced in April of 2021 the appointment of Vingada as technical director of the Football Association, to succeed Mahmoud Saad, and the Portuguese began his duties starting from the first of May, amid controversy over his salary as well as his assistants.
Sources indicated that Vingada receives a monthly salary estimated at 65,000 dollars a month (approximately one million pounds), but the Portuguese denied this in media statements, as well as Ahmed Mujahid, and it was confirmed that he receives less than “half”, without disclosing the salary. openly.
Vingada, who is in this position for the first time in his career, according to his statements, is supposed to work with the Football Association related to developing and strategizing the various football competitions in Egypt, as well as contributing to the development of coaches and assisting the various national teams, for the further development of Egyptian football.
Vingada spoke in his media statements during 4 months of work in Egypt, that he is studying the establishment of a league and a “reserve” team, in addition to developing women’s football, cooperating with all coaches in the clubs and creating a network of communication in order to help the teams.
Vingada is one of the most prominent names in Egypt at the training level in the new millennium, as he took over the technical management of Zamalek in the 2003-2004 season, and led the white team to crown the league, the Egyptian-Saudi Super Cup and the African Super.
After his departure from coaching Zamalek, Vingada returned again to Egypt, and became the technical director of the U-23 team, and he did not succeed in leading the Pharaohs to qualify for the Olympic Games “Beijing 2008”.
The late Samir Zaher tried at that time to give Vingada another opportunity to take over the youth team in the 2009 World Cup, which was held in Egypt, because he was convinced that he was not responsible for the failure to qualify for the Beijing Olympics with the Olympic team.
In 2009, Vingada emerged as a candidate to succeed his compatriot Manuel Jose in the training of Al-Ahly Club, and it was announced that he was appointed technical director of the Red Castle for two seasons, and after his arrival in Cairo, the situation changed and Hossam Al-Badri became the technical director of Al-Ahly.
The name Vingada was once again associated with Egyptian football after Hassan Shehata left the Egyptian national team in 2011, according to press statements circulated by the late Samir Zaher, head of the Football Association at the time, and that it was agreed with him on a salary of 40 thousand dollars, but the American Bob was contracted. Bradley then.