Ghana Match The Most Important In Egyptian History - Osama
Egypt assistant coach Osama Nabih has claimed that the Pharaohs’ 2018 World Cup qualifier against Ghana next month is the most important in the country’s football history.
Egypt will host the Black Stars on November 13 at the Borg El Arab Stadium outside of Alexandria for their second Group E match on the ‘Road to Russia’.
Egypt currently lead the way in the group after defeating Congo away from home in their first match earlier this month, while Ghana were held to a goalless home draw by Uganda.
With the Pharaohs looking to end their long absence from the World Cup, the chance to open up a significant lead over group favourites Ghana after just two matches is one they will be desperate to capitalize on.
“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,” said Nabih.
The assistant coach was in attendance at the draw for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations, which saw Egypt placed in a pool alongside Ghana, Uganda and Mali for the tournament in Gabon, but he insists that the team is focused on the 2018 qualifier against the Black Stars.
“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.”