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Egypt coach undecided about October camp

Mahmoud Sheleib , Thursday 16 Jul 2020
Hossam El-Badry
Egyptian national team coach Hossam El-Badry (Photo: Al-Ahram)
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Egypt coach Hossam El-Badry revealed that he’s still undecided about October training camp as it depends on a few other things.

“We are going through exceptional conditions. There has been a long break because of the COVID-19 pandemic, so it’s necessary to take particular precautions at the meantime,” a statement by El-Badry read on the official Facebook page of the Egyptian Football Association (EFA).

Sports activities in Egypt have been suspended since mid-March due to the coronavirus outbreak, but EFA announced last week that the Premier League would resume 6 August after almost five months in suspension.

At the same time all continental sports activities have been suspended since March due to the coronavirus pandemic, including the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifiers. The AFCON itself, that was scheduled for January 2021, has been postponed to January 2022.

CAF didn’t reveal the full plan for the upcoming period on both levels clubs and national teams.

“When the CAF announce the October and November agenda, we will choose the best preparation program according to the players’ conditions and the need of preparation,” the former Ahly coach explained.

“The national team’s technical staff seeks to make the players reach their best form before the preparations related to the team’s upcoming challenges,” El-Badry concluded.

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