Egypt keeper Ekramy cleared to play against Libya

Ahram Online , Thursday 28 Jan 2016

Egypt manager Hector Cuper has a clean bill of health going into the friendly game against Libya

Egypt's goalkeeper Sherif Ekramy at the World Cup qualifying playoff second leg soccer match, at the Air Defense Stadium in Cairo, Egypt, Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013 (AP)

Keeper Sherif Ekramy has been declared fit to take part in Egypt's friendly against Libya after sustaining a minor knock in the 1-0 defeat to Jordan on Wednesday.

Gearing up for the 2017 CAN qualifiers against group rivals Nigeria in March, a local-based Egypt squad were beaten by Jordan at Aswan Stadium, just two days before the same venue hosts another friendly against Libya.

"Sherif Ekramy has sustained a bruise while challenging for a ball against Jordan," Egypt doctor Mohamed Aboul-Ela told

"The bruise would not prevent him from playing against Libya, whether he features or not is down to manager Hector Cuper.

"Otherwise, we have no injury concerns regarding the rest of the squad."

Record seven-time CAN champions Egypt are currently on top of Group G on six points, two ahead of second-placed Nigeria. 

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