Egypt national team manager Hossam El-Badry confirmed that they contacted the Djiboutian and Liberian FAs in order to organize a friendly before their clash against Kenya.Oct 21st 2019 · 1 min read
Egypt national team manager Hossam El-Badry confirmed that they contacted the Djiboutian and Liberian FAs in order to organize a friendly before their clash against Kenya.
Egypt are getting set to face Kenya in the upcoming international break, in their first 2021 AFCON qualifying game on November 15.
In order to prepare for the game, the Pharaohs will be looking to organize a friendly against either Djibouti or Liberia according to national team coach, Hossam El-Badry.
“We sent official requests to Liberia and Djibouti to organize a friendly game,” El-Badry told Al Kahera wal Nas TV channel.
“We want to have one friendly before the Kenya game, because it is very probable that we’ll select new players in the upcoming training camp.
“We will watch our players’ latest games to analyze them and we might call-up more players just in case some get injured.
“It will also be hard for us to call-up the foreign based players earlier than usual,” he concluded.
The training camp will start on October 28 due to the interruption of domestic football as the U-23 AFCON will take place in Egypt from November 8 to November 22. However foreign-based players won’t be available before November 11.
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El-Badry has been chosen to take charge of the Egyptian national team following Javier Aguirre’s sacking. He has since played just one game, where they won 1-0 against Botswana thanks to a Hamdi Fathi strike.