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Omar Gaber: We need to get three points against Congo

Posted on October 4, 2016
Omar Gaber, Congo


FC Basel right-back Omar Gaber has revealed his intentions to beat Congo with the Egyptian national team in the opening match of the 2018 World Cup round three qualifiers.

Gaber, who has been getting a lot of playtime with the RotBlau, often playing in the left-back position, is one of the nine players abroad who were called up by Egypt national team manager Hector Cuper.

In an interview with ON Sport, the ex-Zamalek player claimed that his inclusion in the national team squad is not guaranteed, claiming that he is like any other Egyptian footballer.

“I’m not special. Just like any other player, I hope to play with the national team, and I hope I can make the difference,” he explained.

“I hope I can help the team beat in a very important match.”
Omar Gaber
Gaber insisted that he and his teammates are focused on winning the away match against Congo to give them a boost ahead of the remaining qualifiers against and Uganda.

The 24-year-old pointed out, “It is a very important match, especially since it is the first one of the qualifiers, and that we need to get all three points.”

When asked about his new position as a left-back, Gaber said, “It’s new. I’ve played in many different positions but left-back is not one of them, but I’m always ready to play wherever the manager asks me to.

“I always do what I’m asked to, but currently, my only focus is on winning the game against Congo,” he concluded.

Egypt’s national team will travel to Brazzaville to play Congo at the New Kintele Stadium on Sunday, October 9th. The following month, Egypt will host the Black Stars on a date that is yet to be announced.


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