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Afcon 2019: Egypt winger Amr Warda reinstated into Pharaohs squad

5:22 PM EDT 6/28/19
Amr Warda Egypt WC 2018
The Atromitos Athens wideman has been recalled to the Pharaohs squad barely 48 hours after he was shown the door by the Egypt Football Association

Egypt winger Amr Warda has been allowed to return to Egypt's Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) squad.

Warda was expelled from Javier Aguirre’s group on Wednesday owing to ‘disciplinary reasons’ after allegations of sexual harassment by several women surfaced on social media.

He issued an apology hours after his expulsion but wasn’t part of the side that triumphed 2-0 against DR Congo on Wednesday.

On Friday, the Egypt Football Association (EFA) Vice-President confirmed Warda's return on his Facebook page.

Warda received support from his teammates after the initial ruling, with captain Ahmed Elmohamady, Mohamed Salah and Mahmoud “Trezeguet” Hassan notably backing their colleague.

He will now be available for selection when Aguirre’s troops face off with Uganda on June 30 in their final group game, as well as for the remainder of the competition.