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Bob Bradley calls up ten Pharaohs Abroad for Ghana play-off

Posted on September 22, 2013

Bob Bradley has called up ten foreign-based players ahead of ’s World Cup qualifier play-off against on 15 October.

Led by American coach Bob Bradley, the Egyptian national team – who are the only side to collect maximum points from – will begin a training camp ahead of the crucial play-off against Ghana on 26 September.

The first leg between the Black Stars of Ghana and the Pharaohs of Egypt has been shifted from Sunday 13th October to Tuesday 15th October at the Baba Yara Stadium in Kumasi.

“Our preparations will start on 26 September in Cairo,” the Pharaohs’ goalkeeping coach Zaki Abdel-Fattah told Ahram Sports.

“We will hold a training camp until 9 October. We have also asked the Egyptian Football Association to arrange two friendly games on 29 September and 2 October,” he added.

The Pharaohs are eyeing their first World Cup appearance since 1990 while Ghana are seeking to reach the tournament for the third consecutive time, having reached the quarter finals in their last appearance in 2010.


Defenders: Adam El-Abd(Brighton, England)

Midfielders: Ahmed Elmohamady (Hull City, England), Mohamed El-Nenny (FC Basel, Switzerland), Ibrahim Salah (Al Orouba, Saudi Arabia), Hossam Ghaly (Lierse, Belgium), Mahmoud Abdel-Moneim ‘Kahraba’ (FC Luzern, Switzerland)

Forwards: Mohamed Nagy ‘Gedo’ (Hull City, England), Ahmed Hassan ‘Koka’ (Rio Ave FC, Portugal), (FC Basel, Switzerland), Amr Zaki (Al-Salmiya, Kuwait).


  1. Mohamed Al-Hendy

    September 22, 2013 at 2:34 PM

    Why is Kahraba considered a midfielder?

    • Adam Moustafa

      September 22, 2013 at 3:08 PM

      He’s naturally an attacking midfielder, but of course he did play as a second striker for Egypt’s U20s.

  2. Omar Macintyre

    September 22, 2013 at 4:31 PM

    I heard were playing Sierra leon for one of the fixtures


    September 23, 2013 at 7:46 AM

    Egypt call only ten players abroad that is not much compared to the Ghana Black Stars that will call their twenty five-25 players abroad. Ghana dont have any local players in their team,fact.

    • omar

      September 23, 2013 at 5:30 PM

      @I-JAHMAN: Because Ghana’s Premier League is shit – another fact.

      At least Egypt have African giants inwhich they participate regularly in Club World Cup. We already won Ghana several times when we had almost no abroad players

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