Egypt Camping Plans From Monday In Disarray, Ahly Players To Delay Arrival
Posted On Sunday, 6th October 2013
Egypt goalie coach Zaki Abdul Fattah has revealed that their preparation to face Ghana in the 2014 World Cup playoff in Kumasi next week is in disarray.
The Pharaohs had planned to open the final phase of their camping on Monday to prepare for the match to be played in Kumasi on 15 October.
But those plans have been hit by the postponement of the African Champions League match between Al Ahly and ContonSport in the Cameroonian town of Garoua which will now be played on Sunday.
The Al Ahly players will not join the Egyptian camp on time after their match against Cotonsport has been delayed 24 hours for the bad weather in Garoua.
With 12 players from the Egyptian giants in the squad to play the match against Ghana, coach Bradley’s planned camping from Monday has been affected.
“We are facing a lot of problems already and now the Al Ahly delay further muddies up the waters. They were supposed to be back on Sunday and have some rest before our camp kicks off in earnest. But now they will be back on Monday and will not have enough rest,” Zaki said to supersport.com
” As the technical staff we wanted Al Ahly to play on , but the referee refused , and we now hope they don’t pick up any injuries in the replay” he added.
On ignoring players like Ahmed Hassan “Kuka” from the squad that will travel to Ghana Zaki said ” We have not announced the squad yet , so that does not make any sense at all.”