All You Need To Know About the Upcoming Clash
As we all know, our next game is against our fellow africans from the west, Sierra Leone. The game is the first for Egypt in the African Cup of Nations 2012 qualifiers and comes as a chance for Egypt to learn from their past mistakes (remember Zambia anyone?). A good win will help set the tone for the rest of the group games, a group which also includes South Africa and Niger.
Hassan Shehata (aka El-Me3alim) has announced his squad for the game which includes some new faces alongside the usual suspects. Only one player based in Europe was called up for the game, The man dubbed as the Egyptian David Beckham, Ahmed el-Mohammadi!
Essam el-Hadary, AbdelWahed el-Sayed (Zamalek), Mohamed Sobhi (Ismaily)
Wael Gomaa, Sherif AbdelFadeel, Sayed Moawad (Al-Ahly), Mahmoud Fathallah, Mohamed AbdelShafi (Zamalek), Moatasem Salem (Ismaily), Mohamed Naguib (Police Union), Ahmed el-Mohammadi (Sunderland).
Ahmed Hassan, Hossam Ghaly, Ahmed Fathi, Mohamed AbuTreka (Al-Ahly), Amr Al-Sulaya, Ahmed Khairi (Ismaily), Walid Soliman (ENPPI).
Ahmed AbdelZaher (ENPPI), Mohamed Nagi “Geddo” (Al-Ahly), Ahmed Ali (Ismaily), Ahmed Hassan Mekki (Harras el-Hodoud).
The Game: Egypt vs Sierra Leone.
The Occasion: 2012 African Cup of Nations Qualifiers.
The Date: Sunday the 5th of September 2010.
The Venue: Cairo International Stadium.
Some of you might be wondering about the Cairo International Stadium ban inflicted by FIFA on Egypt for the attacks on the Algerian bus way back in November. The ban applies only on World Cup Qualifiers and not the African Cup of Nations one.
If you still have any more questions regarding the game, please post it in the comments’ section below.
Nazim if your reading thus be safe brother I don’t know how close you are to the coast but inshalla the storm passes without any problems
Posted from United States
Great post ya hany!!
just wondering, will al masriya be broadcating the game?
I am like 3 hours away from it.
Rami, it’s confirmed now, it’s 9:30pm.
Can you believe Algeria dropped points at home to Tanzania? I didn’t watch the match but it’s amazing how Algeria are suffering since their 3-2 win against Ivory Coast (no dig intended honestly Algerians).
I watched the second half Hany, the Algerian team had the possession and made some very neat and organized passes. I saw their goal on replay and it was very well done. The Tanzanian team were lucky when they scored, lucky as in they played bad but had a good opportunity to score. Some wasted chances by the Algerian team. Lesson to be learned is, never underestimate your opponent!
WOW!!!! I was expecting 3-0 Algeria…. when i saw 1-1 I was shocked… I didn’t watch all the highlights but both goals were great! Well i hope Egypt will learn from this… as we should also from the game against Zambia…
Well good luck to Egypt
Posted from Australia
AND Saadan just got fired.
Posted from United States
Angola just got trashed by……..Uganda 3-0.
No more small teams in Africa.
Salaam guys. Sorry for my long absence. I missed having a decent football debate in a while. It’s just that I haven’t really had anything good to say about the national team since the World Cup and I would rather say nothing instead of say bad things.
What prompted me to come back is the resignation of Saadane. This should have happened straight after the WC but unfortunately, it carried on to the point when yesterday we were playing Ghezzal….at right back. Happy days.
Anyway, how is everyone?
I watched and wrote about the match. Algeria didn’t play badly and I think this is being blown out of proportion. They just were inefficient in front of goal as usual. They piled on so much pressure at the end to get the winner but the Tanzania goalie was having the game of his life. Both goals in the match were beautiful.
Tanzania had chances to win too (a 1-1 in particular that happened right after their opener but was saved by Mbolhi). Still, Algeria were the better team in the game but the Taifa Stars held on admirably and were aided by a superb keeper who kept getting better as the game went on.
There’s no need to be surprised by anything in football nowadays. Portugal dropped points to Cyprus, Belarus beat France etc. Africa is no different, if you don’t take your chances when they fall to you then you’re opening up the chances of losing, even at home and even to a weaker opponent. This is modern football. Let’s get used to it.
By the way, I have been desperately trying to locate a squad list for Sierra Leone and can’t find anything for my Goal.com preview. Anyone see it somewhere?
Oh and thanks for confirming the time Hany
not sure about the starting 11 but the following might help
29 man delegation for Cairo
Twenty players and nine officials will leave the shores of Freetown today on board Kenya Airways for their crucial 2012 African Nations Cup qualifer against the defending champions Egypt on Sunday.
The players making the trip are:
Goalkeepers: Christian Caulker and Mohamed “Fish Ball” Kanu.
Defenders: Ibrahim Koroma, Gibrilla Woobay, Umaru Bangura, Ahmed Deen, Alpha Lansana, Salifu Samura and David Simbo.
Midfielders: Ibrahim Kargbo, Sheriff Suma, Abu Tommy, Rodney Strasser, Albert Jarret, Samuel Ballay, Mustapha Bangura and Pa Sallu Kamara.
Attackers: Kei Kamara, Mohamed Bangura, Sam Obi Metzger Jnr,
The officials are; Christian Cole, Prince Toe, Brima Dumbuya, Ibrahim Mansaray, Rashid Kabia, Umaru T. Bah – rep SLFA Executive, Hon. Mathew Sahr Nyuma, Benjamin Gordon and Abdul Rahman Swaray.
However, former skipper Mohamed Kallon has withdrawn from the team due to injury, and he stated “I have just returned from a two month injury spell and I am yet to return to full fitness.”
DZMouloudiaMCO, YOU ARE THE MAN! THE MAN I TELL YOU! Haha, thanks dude. Really appreciate it so much. Been searching for it for two straight days!!!
You are welcome Rami
hey guys. good to be back on here again. ramadan karim and happy eid in advance.
<i didnt watch last night's game. thank god for that. I'll watch egypt tomorrow. I hope they concentre from the VERY FIRST minute.
Saadane's gone. he definitely overstayed his welcome. he should've left after the WC. and honestly I think he should've left after Om Dorman.
I dont want to go through his stats. they just do not do him ANY good.
I dont know what to hope for or wish or expect. Im also pretty turned off by the current crop of rock stars that compose the algerian team. if I was responsible I'd just kick everyone out except may be halliche, boudebouz and m'bolhi.
JSK is giving such a great example. it's crazy. it's objectively a limited squad but you can feel total concentration, total organization and the signature of a coach. he has a vision. the result is a very efficient team. nothing spectacular but definitely efficient.
blahhhh… I wanna watch more of walid soliman. he; alone; destroyed zamalek 2 weeks ago.
Welcome back everyone, great to have you all here once again.
The Saadane news is definitely going to give a lift to all the Algerians. His decisions have been baffling for a while now and I think he should’ve been sacked before the World Cup.
I think we should award Nazim with best researcher on this blog, amazing skills.
hicham, JSK is a fine example and I think their coach would do wonders if he took over the national team. Reminds me of Jose in a way, he can refine the whole of Algerian football with his brain.
I’m looking forward to watching Walid Soliman tomorrow as well, and Gedo and Ahmed Mekki.
Thank you Hany,
According to a questionable source” echourouk” Ben Cheika is going to be the next Algerian coach, the guy is nicknamed the General in Tunisia for all the good work he did with the African club.
After todays game group 4 is up for grab.
Avery interesting game tomorrow, not sure if Shahata and company have learned from the north Africans f…. ups.
Two players to watch out for Rodney Strasser of Milan and Tcherno Mansari who played in Egypt.
What?! Tunisia and Morocco also had draws at home? How is that even possible? Now I’m really starting to worry about tomorrow’s game.
I remember Tcherno, used to play for Ahly for a season or two. I thought he was from Congo? and I never heard of Strasser until his comments about being proud of being picked by the Sierra Leone coach for the game.
Still looking forward to the game tomorrow, I might go watch it in the stadium as well, it’s going to be empty I think.
Mohamed caloun, who plays in China now, couldn’t make it:)
I got so mad at the Tunisians, they scored2 goals in the first half hours and they just stop trying hard and end up giving up the stupidest penalty ever, to be fair Malawi deserved the point.
As for Morocco, i was hoping for the draw, but man, i thought our team sucked yesterday, but the Moroccans looked like they were not interested, very talented players but not team spirit.
You guys better not give up points tomorrow, because SA looked very impressive today.
Yeah the Moroccan side look like ghosts on the field. We should get them to play against Egypt This will definitely get them up and running.
I’m not really worried about SA after what I saw in the World Cup, I think if we don’t get a win in SA we will go through using the goal difference. They should’ve on 5 or 6 against the Niger.
And I don’t get how Taraji are doing that well in the CAF Champions League yet Tunisia is still suffering on the international scene.
can any one tell me what time kick of is london time please, thanks!
I think London is 2 hours earlier (7:30) than Egypt? Wait I’ll check.
Nope it’s one hour now, the match is at 8:30 London time.
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