Egypt’s national football team director Wael Gomaa announced that the Pharaohs will play a friendly game against Liberia on 30 September within preparations for the 2022 World Cup qualifiers games against Libya.
"Egypt national team squad for the Libya clash will be announced on 26 September as the team will hold a closed camp for the World Cup qualifiers on 28 of the same month," Wael Gomaa told a television programme late on Thursday.
The Pharaohs started their mission in the World Cup qualifiers by beating Angola 1-0 and drew 1-1 with Gabon to place second in Group F ranking, while Libya are in the lead of the group's ranking with a full mark of six points after winning their two games.
Egypt's next game is scheduled for October against Libya in the 2022 World Cup qualifiers, where they will be playing in Group F, which includes Angola and Gabon.
"Egypt will face a difficult mission against Libya. Our target is to win the coming two games against the North African national team to snatch the lead of the group," Gomaa said.
The Egyptian Football Association (EFA) named Portuguese tactician Carlos Queiroz the new national team coach, replacing coach Hossam El-Badry due to the team's poor performance in the World Cup qualifiers.
Queiroz will start his mission with two games against Libya in the qualifiers in October.
Egypt are in the second place of Group F ranking with four points, two points behind leaders Libya.