Last Update 22:56
Wednesday, 24 October 2018

Egypt national team kick off preparations for double-encounter against eSwatini

Ahmed Abd El Rasoul, Monday 8 Oct 2018
Salah
File Photo: Egypt's Mohamed Salah in action with Congo's Tobias Badila during their 2018 World Cup (Photo: Reuters)
Share/Bookmark
Views: 1407
Share/Bookmark
Views: 1407

Egypt national team will kick off on Monday their preparatory camp for the double-header against eSwatini, formerly known as Swaziland, in the 2019 African Cup of Nations qualifiers.

The Pharaohs, who are second in Group J with three points, three behind leaders Tunisia, host eSwatini in Cairo on Friday before facing them away four days later in the fourth round of the qualifiers.

“We did all the arrangements needed to provide full concentration for the players and the technical staff,” reads a statement by the Egyptian Football Association (EFA) late on Sunday.

A week ago, Mexican coach Javier Aguirre named 15 home-based players to join the 12 overseas-based ones who were called previously for the double-encounter against eSwatini.

“The team’s final training will be on Thursday at Cairo's Al-Salam Stadium; the pitch that will host Friday’s match. The camp will continue after the first match as the team will fly to eSwatini on Sunday for the second match,” the statement added.

Egypt hammered Niger in Alexandria last month to give Aguirre a winning start after he replaced Argentinean boss Hector Cuper following an embarrassing World Cup campaign.

The top two in the group will qualify for next year's Nations Cup finals in Cameroon.

(For more sports news and updates, follow Ahram Online Sports on Twitter at @AO_Sports and on Facebook at AhramOnlineSports.)

Short link:

 

Email
 
Name
 
Comment's
Title
 
Comment
Ahram Online welcomes readers' comments on all issues covered by the site, along with any criticisms and/or corrections. Readers are asked to limit their feedback to a maximum of 1000 characters (roughly 200 words). All comments/criticisms will, however, be subject to the following code
  • We will not publish comments which contain rude or abusive language, libelous statements, slander and personal attacks against any person/s.
  • We will not publish comments which contain racist remarks or any kind of racial or religious incitement against any group of people, in Egypt or outside it.
  • We welcome criticism of our reports and articles but we will not publish personal attacks, slander or fabrications directed against our reporters and contributing writers.
  • We reserve the right to correct, when at all possible, obvious errors in spelling and grammar. However, due to time and staffing constraints such corrections will not be made across the board or on a regular basis.
Latest

© 2010 Ahram Online.