Gedo thanks Bradley despite Egypt's World Cup failure

Ahram Online, Wednesday 20 Nov 2013

Egypt striker Mohamed Nagi 'Gedo' grateful for fans support during Ghana match in failed World Cup qualifying bid

Mohamed Gedo (R) of Egypt celebrates with Shikabala after scoring against Ghana during their 2014 World Cup qualifying second leg playoff soccer match at Air Defence "30 June" stadium in Cairo, November 19, 2013. (Photo: REUTERS)

Mohamed Nagi 'Gedo' has thanked Egypt's fans and coaching staff, under manager Bob Bradley, following the 2-1 home win against Ghana in the African World Cup playoff on Tuesday.

"Thanks to the crowd that supported us until the final whistle. The Kumasi game decided the qualification," the 29-year-old Ahly hitman tweeted after the game.

Despite the victory in Cairo, Egypt again failed to end their absence from the World Cup since 1990 as they lost 6-1 in the first leg in Kumasi.

The Black Stars gained their third successive ticket to the world's most prestigious football tournament.

"All respect to Bradley and his staff," added Gedo, on loan at Hull City, who scored the Pharaohs' second goal.

The 55-year-old American coach, who was hired in November 2011, has now come to the end of his spell with Egypt, as his contract expires at the end of the qualifiers.

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