Muslim Brotherhood’s FJP wants to honour Egypt Olympic team

Eslam Omar, Thursday 22 Dec 2011

After the Pharaohs’ under-23 qualification for the London Olympic Games, the Egyptian Football Association looks to celebrate

Egypt Olympic team
Egypt Olympic team

The Egyptian Football Association (EFA), under the presidency of Samir Zaher, announced that it will discuss the Freedom and Justice Party (FJP) honouring the under-23 national team for their qualification for the Olympic Games after 20 years' of absence.

“EFA board will discuss the idea next Wednesday after asking the technical staff to pick the perfect date for the celebration,” EFA spokesman Azmy Megahed told Ahram Online.

The FJP is expected to win the majority of seats in the country’s first parliament following the ousting of former president Hosni Mubarak.

The Olympic team, under the management of coach Hany Ramzy, finished third in the Confederation of African Footballl (CAF) championships, held in Morocco, gaining a ticket to the 2012 London Olympic Games.

The young Pharaohs’ last participation in the quadrennial showpiece came in 1992 in Barcelona, where they lost against Spain and Qatar, though they defeated Colombia, failing to get beyond the group stage.

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