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No disputes with any international player: Egypt assistant boss Nabih

Egypt play Tongo in a friendly game on March 28 before visiting Tunisia in June for their opening 2019 Cup of Nations' qualifier

Omar Zaazou , Wednesday 8 Mar 2017
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Egyptian assistant coach Osama Nabih (Photo: Al-Ahram)
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Egypt assistant coach Osama Nabih maintained that the team's management has no disputes at all with any international player, whose selection for the national team now would entirely be dependent upon his form on the pitch.  

Zamalek striker Bassem Morsi and Ahly skipper Hossam Ghaly have been continuously snubbed by Egypt following rows with the team's management – with the duo being eventually left out of the Cup of Nations squad.

"There are no problems at all with any international player now. Selection for the national team would be only dependent on the players' form on the pitch," Nabih said in a phone-in with a television program on Wednesday.

"In the upcoming friendly with Togo, we will be playing with our regular XI. We would only make just a few changes to the lineup.

"This is because it is the last warm-up game before our first competitive game with Tunisia in the 2019 Cup of Nations qualifiers in June."

After being named in Egypt's starting XI for the crucial World Cup qualifying 2-0 victory over Ghana, Morsi has been left out of the Nations Cup squad following a dispute with the management during the home win.

Ex-Tottenham midfielder Ghaly, meanwhile, has been continuously shunned by Egypt after falling out with the management in May last year, with reports citing a row with Nabih in specific as a reason behind the former's omission.     

Egypt take on Togo in a friendly on March 28 before opening their 2019 Cup of Nations campaign in Tunisia in June. 

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