Egypt's defender El-Wensh fit for AFCON test against South Africa: Team doctor

Ahmed Abd El Rasoul , Saturday 6 Jul 2019,
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El-Wensh (L) during a recent training session for the Egyptian national football team (Photo: EFA's official facebook page)

Egypt's defender Mahmoud ‘El-Wensh’ Hamdi is fit for Saturday's African Cup of Nations match against South Africa despite his recent injury, the team's doctor revealed on Saturday.
 
Egypt will be hosting the South African team on Saturday night at Cairo Stadium in the AFCON round of 16.
 
Zamalek player El-Wensh’s appearance was in doubt after he bruised his ankle on Friday night.
 
"Scans revealed that El-Wensh is fit for the South Africa match if the technical staff decides to depend on him," the national team doctor Mohamed Abu-Elela was quoted as saying by the football association's official facebook page. 
 
A week ago, the Pharaohs were hit with the news that third-choice keeper Gennesh was ruled out of the African Cup after injuring his Achilles tendon during a training session.
 
The 24-year-old El-Wensh is yet to make an appearance with Egypt in the prestigious continental tournament.
 
Egypt reached the round of 16 as Group A winners with a maximum nine points with wins over Zimbabwe, DR Congo and Uganda.
 
With Javier Aguirre at the helm, the Egyptians are optimistic about winning the precious title of AFCON champions for the first time since 2010, the last of their record seven victories.

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