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El-Shennawy to join the Pharaohs despite Port Said massacre

Egypt goalkeepers coach argues that Masry team players were innocent in the stadium attacks that left 70+ dead and should not be excluded from the national team

Eslam Omar, Sunday 5 Feb 2012
Egypt goal keeper Ahmed El-Shinnawey (Photo: Reuters)
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Egypt goalkeeper coach Zaki Abdel-Fattah announced that all the details will be finalised for the teams’ preparations for the 2014 World Cup and 2013 African Cup of Nations qualifiers in a meeting on Sunday, lead by American Manager Bob Bradley.

The trainer defended Masry net guard, Mohamed El-Shennawy– who is the choice for the national team – insisting that he had nothing to with the Wednesday’s massacre that left more than 70 dead and at least a thousand fans injured.

“Masry players were not involved in the clashes between fans in Port Said during the Ahly match,” Abdel-Fattah told Ahram Online.

“It’s not El-Shennawy’s fault: we all have to think what’s best for our country and forget about emotions because the players weren’t the ones who attacked,” he added.

“We shouldn’t punish any Port Said-based players and we must remember that they will play for Egypt’s national team, not for Port Said,” he concluded.

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