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Egypt U-20 face Angola one day before Cairo derby

Posted on June 27, 2016

Photo: EFA official website

Egypt’s U-20 national team are set to face Angola for a AFCON qualifying clash on the 8th of July, one day ahead of the Al Ahly vs Zamalek derby. 

vs Zamalek is scheduled for the day after the Egypt vs Angola clash which would be problematic for some players, especially Ramadan Sobhi.

Al Ahly’s technical staff don’t want the player to take part in the Egypt vs Angola game in order to be fully fit for Africa’s greatest derby, even though the league is already secured.

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On the other hand, Metemed Gamal, Egypt’s U-20 coach, insisted that he will heavily depend on Ramadan Sobhi against Angola.

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It’s well worth mentioning that Khaled Abdelaziz, Egypt’s minister of sports and youth, has stated that he will find a solution for this issue as soon as possible. There has also been suggestions that the Cairo derby might be rescheduled.


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