Egypt national football team coach Hossam El-Badry said that he will start a preparatory camp for the Pharaohs ahead of the game against Togo in the 2022 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers after the Egyptian League ends in late October.
Egypt will host Togo in the 3rd round of the 2022 African Cup of Nations qualifiers on 14 November, with the two sides scheduled to meet again in the 4th round on the 17th of the same month.
"We will hold a preparatory camp after the end of the Egyptian Premier League games with all players we chose joining the camp," El-Badry told a television programme late on Saturday.
The 60-year-old tactician also said Arsenal midfielder Mohamed Elneny, who missed Egypt national team last squad, will be called for the game against Togo.
"Elneny will take part in Egypt's national team preparatory camp for the two games against Togo in the African qualifiers," he said.
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.
"We have to achieve positive results during the two games against Togo in order to return to the right track as winning is more important than performance during the coming games," El-Badry stressed.
"Egypt national team has suffered from the league seasons' tight schedule ... the players need rest at the end of this season," El-Badry added.
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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