Elmohamady out of Egypt squad for Uganda friendly

Mahmoud Elassal, Sunday 11 Aug 2013

A minor knock to the kidney sidelines Elmohamady for the Uganada friendly; Coach Bradley pulls from ENPPI squad for replacement

Hull city's Ahmed Elmohamady (Photo: Reuters)

Egypt and Hull City right winger Ahmed Elmohamady is confirmed to be out of the Pharaohs friendly against Uganda within preparations for the 2014 World Cup qualifiers after sustaining a minor knock to his kidney.

Under the helm of American coach Bob Bradley, Egypt technical staff decided to recall ENPPI player Ahmed Sobhi to replace injured Elmohamady for the Uganda friendly.

"Bradley decided to sideline Elmohamady after confirming he won't be completely fit for the friendly," Egypt assistant coach Zaki Abdel-Fatah told Al-Ahram Arabic news site on Sunday.

The 28-year-old, Elmohamdy sustained the kidney injury during Hull City's 3-0 win over Spanish side Real Betis in a friendly on Saturday.

The seven-time African champions hope to boost their FIFA ranking that stands now at the 62nd position.

Egypt secured a place in the World Cup qualifiers playoff after ensuring they would finish on top of Group G with one game to spare.

The holders of three successive African Cup of Nations Cups, 2006 and 2008 and 2010, Egypt will host Guinea in the final round of the qualifiers in September.

The African draw for the final round, featuring the 10 group winners, will be made on 16 September in Cairo.

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