A second half double from Ahly striker Mohamed Sherif handed Egypt a 2-0 win over Liberia on Thursday in coach Carlos Queiroz’s debut at the helm of the Pharaohs.
The Portuguese tactician tested his locally based players ahead of Libya’s double header in the World Cup qualifiers with a friendly against Liberia at Borg Al-Arab Stadium.
"I am not here to revolutionise Egyptian football, but I am happy with the players' attempts to carry out my tactics," Queiroz told the post-game press conference.
"My strategy in football is only to achieve victory, not anything else,"
"We worked in a short time but it's not a problem as we can work for 4-10 days as our concentration is only on the coming game against Libya because it's very important," the Portuguese coach added.
"The result against Liberia was not important as I only wanted to watch all the players on the field," Queiroz said.
In early September, the Egyptian Football Association (EFA) named Portuguese tactician Carlos Queiroz the new national team coach, replacing coach Hossam El-Badry due to the team's poor performance in the early games against Angola and Gabon World Cup qualifiers.
Egypt are now in a critical situation in the 2022 World Cup qualifiers as they lie second in Group F with four points, two behind leader Libya, but ahead of Gabon at one point and Angola at zero.
The Pharaohs are scheduled to face Libya on 8 and 11 October.
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