Bradley in Luxor: Egypt is full of good coaches

Eslam Omar, Sunday 8 Jan 2012

The national team manager visits Upper Egypt to support Egyptian coaches and explore new talents

Bob Bradley, Egypt's national soccer team head coach (Photo: Reuters)

Egypt football manager Bob Bradley praised local coaches during his round in Upper Egypt.

“Egypt is full of good coaches who can make a difference,” the 55-year-old manager, Bradley, said Sunday in a press conference held in the city of Luxor.

“I am pleased with my first visit to Qena and Luxor, and I want to share ideas and experiences with coaches all over the country,” the former United States manager added.

“The national team’s doors are open for new talents from everywhere, as great players don’t always come from the capital. My squad already contains Ahmed Hassan from Minya, Mahmoud Abdel-Razek ‘Shikabala’ from Aswan and Sayed Moawad from Fayoum,” said the American man who succeeds Hassan Shehata, winner of three-successive African Cup of Nations.

The former Chicago Fire and MetroStars manager, who took charge of the Pharaohs last September, will lead Egypt’s national team until the 2014 World Cup Finals. Bradley has up to now only appeared once in the 2-0 friendly defeat against Brazil in the Qatari capital, Doha.

Bradley led the US national team to their Gold Cup win in 2007 and to reach the FIFA Confederations Cup final two years later in South Africa, where it lost to traditional heavyweight Brazil.

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