Egypt's Gedo and Abd-Rabou ready for Ghana

Ahram Online, Monday 14 Oct 2013

Coach may use skillful duo who are returning after lengthy injury layoffs

Egypt's Hosny Abd Rabo (R) celebrates with Mohamed Gedo after scoring against Zimbabwe during their 2014 World Cup qualifying soccer match at Borg El Arab "Army Stadium", west of the Mediterranean city of Alexandria, 230 km (143 miles) north of Cairo, March 26, 2013. (Photo: Reuters)

Egypt coach Bob Bradley has all players at his disposal after Mohamed Nagy "Gedo" and Hosni Abd-Rabou were declared fit for Tuesday's clash against Ghana in the World Cup playoff. 

Team doctor Tareq Soliman told reporters on Monday that both players are fully fit to play against Ghana but that it is up to the coach to decide whether to use them or not. 

Hull City forward Gedo has been out since June after sustaining a foot surgery. He has only played a few minutes for the Tigers but Bradley has a lot of faith in his goalscoring ability.

Abd-Rabou has just recovered from a lengthy knee injury. He has been tested twice against Uganda in the Pharaohs' latest warm-up games to give him some match practice. 

The American tactician might also need the experience of the 2008 Nations Cup most valuable player to control the rhythm of the game. 

The Pharaohs will hold their final training session in Kumasi at 7pm (GMT+2). 

According to Confederation of African Football regulations, Bradley will have to announce a final 23-man list for the game which means he will have to drop three players from the squad that travelled to Kumasi.

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