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Egypt coach worried about the frontline, promises new faces

El-Badry revealed that new faces will join the Egypt squad ahead of the game against Togo in the 2022 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers

Mahmoud Elassal , Friday 2 Oct 2020
Hossam El-Badry
Egypt national team coach Hossam El-Badry. Al-Ahram
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Egypt coach Hossam El-Badry has revealed his worries about the striker position on the Pharaohs' squad, adding that no one has yet convinced him that they should take the part but that new players will have a chance to join the team.

"There is no stability in the striker position in Egypt national team squad as we should have high profile players in every position in the squad but now I am worried as we can't find suitable replacements for the right-back and left-back players," El-Badry told a television programme on Thursday.

The 60-year-old tactician also said that a new face will join the squad ahead of the game against Togo for the 2022 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.

Under the guidance of El-Badry, Egypt were held to draws by minnows Kenya and Comoros in their opening qualifying games for the next Africa Cup of Nations last year.

"No player attracted my attention in the Egyptian Premier League but there are players like Enppi winger Mohamed Sherif and Zamalek defender Mahmoud El-Wensh who will join the national team squad," he said.

El-Badry also revealed his worries about the striker position.

"Zamalek striker Mostafa Mohamed needs more work to improve. His continued appearances with Zamalek are important for the national team as he is a talented player," El-Badry said.

Egypt, record seven-time African champions, are due to continue their campaign in the Nations Cup qualifiers, but the final dates of the remaining matches haven’t been set yet. 

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