Egypt – Mali: A series of good omens!!
So this game was supposed to be another friendly for experimentation with players and tactics, not like Malawi’s game but still the main aim was to experiment; however given updates that took place in the past four days from excluding Mido and Hazem Emam from the final list and the enormous attacks Shehata has been receiving, this game has turned to a must win and a must convincingly as well.
If that didn’t happen, well, knives are waiting for Shehata both from the fans and the media; the slightest, smallest mistake won’t be accepted; so under these conditions, Shehata will not experiment except within the minimal limits.
The opponents on the other side, has arrived from Doha after playing 3 friendlies against Iran, Qatar and North Korea; they won one against Iran, lost one against North Korea and grabbed a point from Qatar.
In all three matches, Mali’s stars like Seville’s Kanote and Juventus’ Sissoko didn’t feature and they probably will not today.
Worth mentioning is that Zidan finally joined the team adding tour offensive powers; rather than that, we can expect to see 90% of the starting eleven in Nigeria’s game and we will get to see how the new faces are going to convince public opinion who is already against them.
Also, Shehata would return o the 3-5-2 formation because last time we were awful in defense because of the open spaces each time Malawi had the ball in a counter attack.
El Mohamaddi….Gomaa….Hani Said…… Fthallah……..Moawad……….
…….Hosni Abd Raboh……Ghali…….Ahmed Fathi (Ahmed Hassan)
The opponents are very close in their style to Nigeria and will be aggressive in attack and solid in defense, so they should give us a run for our money.
Something I have to say is that before Ghana 2008, we played Mali in the same country and almost the same atmosphere of public anger and low expectations, after Shehata left out Barakat; we beat Mali 1-0 and we went on to win the tournament.
I know lightening doesn’t strike twice at the same place but maybe it is a good omen.
Lol “lighting doesn’t strike twice in the same place.” yes it does.
anyway i can wait for the match (nigeria) against you guys…. Cheers
Posted from Germany
good game good chances abdul zaher el saqqa is just a waste of space
but i think were goin for the semis in the acon
“Most people assume that lightning strikes in only one place. In this research, we’ve documented that lightning definitely strikes more than one place about a third of the time,” Krider said. “If you want to quantify the chances of being struck by lightning, they are about 45 percent higher than the number of flashes because, on average, there are about 1.45 strike points per CG flash.”
“lightning frequently strikes the ground in two or more places”
It can strike the ground in Malawi and then also strike the ground in Egypt.
Good luck against Mali. Don’t sweat it, it’s just a friendly match.
Posted from United States
yoo sscouser the match already happened egypt won 1-0
Congrats! I am happy for Shehata:
“knives are waiting for Shehata both from the fans and the media; the slightest, smallest mistake won’t be accepted”
Posted from United States
it isn’t our best performance, we can do a lot better; we need more team chemistry and better choices for the starting eleven but it’s better than last time or let’s hope so
“knives are waiting for Shehata…” , ohh lalala, i thought you gays don t carry that dangerious items
“I know lightening doesn’t strike twice at the same place but maybe it is a good omen.” let try this experience, give each player a peace of metal (or some thing like that) in the middle of storm, i think, the light will strike 11 time in the same place
what do you think tamim??
i dont get it
whats all this talk about lightning
this is about football people
i think this is the best team in africa so show the respect and you will see what they will do this year
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