Egypt assistant coach Osama Nabih has declared the 13th November Ghana World Cup qualifying clash as the biggest match in the history of Egyptian football.
“Our match against Ghana is the most important in history of Egyptian football, we want to win the game in order to move a step closer to the World Cup,” deputy Egypt coach Osama Nabih told Kingfut.com
The 2017 African Cup of Nations draw was done on Wednesday with Egypt, Ghana, Uganda and Mali put in the same group but that did not excite Nabih much for him to talk about, rather his focus was on next month’s powerhouse of a match between the two football nations.
“Facing Ghana in the AFCON again will benefit us, however, at the moment we fully concentrate on our World Cup qualifiers match,” he added.
“We want to send a message to Africa, to know that we are back to compete in the advanced rounds of all African tournaments, either through the National team or clubs like Zamalek in the CAF Champions League final,” he concluded.
Ghana drew 0-0 at home to Uganda to give the group advantage to Egypt who won away at Congo 2-1 on Day 1 of the Russia 2018 World Cup qualifying tournament.
Egypt are searching for their first World Cup qualification since 1990 whilst the Ghanaians have qualified for the global showpiece three times in a row in 2006, 2010 and 2014.
Uganda will achieve another historic feat if they are able to tilt the odds towards their favor to qualify for the World Cup for the first time in their history.
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