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Egypt Olympic squad to face Sierra Leone on 3 September

Hany Ramzy’s boys to play the 2012 African Cup of Nations qualifier instead of the first team

Eslam Omar, Sunday 21 Aug 2011
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The Sierra Leone Football Association have contacted their Egyptian counterpart, informing them that they have picked 3 September for the 2012 African Cup of Nations qualifier.

“The match will be played in Sierra Leone’s capital, Freetown, in which the weather will be between 25 and 35,” the team director, Alaa Abdel-Aziz was quoted as saying on the association official website.

“Our embassy in Sierra Leone insisted that we must have vaccinations against Typhoid and Malaria,” he added.

The meaningless match for the Pharaohs will be played by the Olympic team, under the helms of Hany Ramzy as part of their preparation for the London Olympic games.

Egypt’s hopes of reaching next year’s Nations Cup in Equatorial Guinea and Gabon are virtually over after they could only collected two points from their first three games. They are at the bottom of Group G, six points behind leaders South Africa.

Egypt are yet to name a new boss following Hassan Shehata’s departure. They have drawn up a three-man shortlist that includes Colombian Fancisco Maturana, Serbian Zoran Filipovic and former United States coach Bob Bradley - who are vying for the vacant managerial seat.

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