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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