Head coach of Egypt Hector Cuper insists the Pharoahs have not qualified yet for the Russia 2018 world cup despite whipping Ghana 2-0 Sunday afternoon at the Borg El Arab stadium in Alexandria.
Cuper speaking a presser after the game indicated that the battle for a spot to the Mundial in Russia remains competitive considering how the four more matches left could determine the fate of countries in Group E stating that any of the countries is likely to make the finals.
We haven’t qualified to the World Cup yet. There are still 4 games with 12 points at stake. I am a professional coach and know how to estimate these situations. Some people may not like our performance today, but in my opinion the players managed a priceless victory.
”Ghana is a good team and they caused us some trouble, but at the end of the day we are going home with the maximum points. We played with patience and balance and the players did what I asked them to do.”
He added ‘’Now we shift our attention to the Africa Cup of Nations, and come next August, we will be ready to resume the World Cup dream.’’