Egypt's Ramadan Sobhi's out of Gabon trip

Mahmoud Sheleib , Thursday 2 Sep 2021

A finger injury rendered Ramadan Sobhi unavailable for Gabon clash in the World Cup qualifier

Ramadan Sobhi
File Photo: Egypt's forward Ramadan Sobhi (L) runs with the ball during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games men's group C first round football match between Egypt and Spain at Sapporo Dome in Sapporo on July 22, 2021. AFP

Egypt and Pyramids FC winger Ramadan Sobhi’s is officialy out from the Gabon game scheduled for Sunday after the player broke his finger during Wednesday’s game against Angola.

Egypt defeated Angola 1-0 at home in the first round of the African qualifiers for the 2022 World Cup. The Pharaohs are now set to face Gabon — who have lost to Libya in the first round 2-1 — on Sunday.

On Wednesday, 24-year-old Sobhi was subbed in in the second half of the Angola match and took a tumble after he was intercepted by the opposition’s defence, resulting in a broken finger. Medical staff then wrapped the broken appendage before allowing the player to finish the game.

Sobhi is one of Egypt's key players given his dominating presence on the left wing; the Pharaohs are in dire need of his services, especially given the absence of Liverpool's Mohamed Salah — who could not join the national team’s campaign due to the United Kingdom’s COVID-19 restrictions.

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