Egypt's Hegazi out of Guinea Nations Cup qualifier

Ahram Online , Wednesday 1 Jun 2022

Egypt defender Ahmed Hegazi will not be available for the clash against Guinea in the Nations Cup qualifiers after the team's medical staff gave him the green light to resume his rehabilitation program in Spain.

 Ahmed Hegazi
Egypt s defender Ahmed Hegazi

The Ittihad Jeddah defender has just returned to action after around three months of absence due to a serious muscle injury that he picked up while playing with Egypt at the African Cup of Nations earlier this year. 

He played with his Saudi club last month but still needs to resume his rehabilitation program, according to the Egyptian Football Association (EFA). 

Egypt will launch their campaign in the Nations Cup qualifiers on Sunday when they host Guinea in their Group D opener. They will face Ethiopia away from home four days later.

"Hegazi underwent medical tests on Wednesday and the medical staff allowed him to resume his rehabilitation program in Spain," the EFA said in a statement.

"If he fully recovers, he will join up with the team ahead of the Ethiopia and South Korea games."

Egypt will meet South Korea in friendly in Seoul on 14 June.

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