Africa Cup of Nations: Egypt dismiss Amr Warda from camp for disciplinary reasons

Author: BBC Sport
Amr Warda (right) in action

Host nation, Egypt have  dismissed their midfielder Amr Warda  from their camp for disciplinary reasons.

The decision to dismiss Warda,  has already been made public .

The Egypt Football Federation said he was withdrawn "to maintain discipline, commitment and concentration".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 who plays for Greek club PAOK, was used as a substitute in Friday's 1-0 win for Egypt, who are considered one of the favourites to win the tournament. They face Congo 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 the team's technical and administrative staff."