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Mohamed Zidan satisfied with 2017 AFCON Draw

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Posted on October 20, 2016

 

Photo by Jamie McDonald/Getty Images

Photo by Jamie McDonald/Getty Images

’s seems satisfied following the Draw, where Egypt was drawn alongside , Uganda and .

The former Borussia Dortmund forward expressed his satisfaction with the 2017 AFCON Draw as Egypt fell in Group D with Ghana and Uganda again.

“Falling in the same group as Ghana and Uganda is beneficial to us. Beating them in the World Cup Qualifiers will earn the players more confidence to beat them again in the AFCON,” Zidan told DMC sports channel.

The 34-year-old made it clear that the next period is a good one for Egyptian football.

“Mali is a strong team. This generation of Egyptian footballers went through a lot of obstacles like the absence of the fans from Stadiums. However, we passed all these difficulties and the next period will be a great one for Egyptian football,” he added.

Photo by Jamie McDonald/Getty Images

Photo by Jamie McDonald/Getty Images

Zidan pointed out that comparing the current Egyptian National team to the previous ones makes things harder for the players.

“Comparing this generation to the past ones makes things harder for them. For instance, In 2010 we won against Ghana in the AFCON final with experience and self confidence, although they were physically way better than us,” he continued.

He emphasized the importance of winning against the Black Stars in the World Cup Qualifiers.

“Our current National team is gaining experience gradually. A win against Ghana in the World Cup Qualifiers is easy and important to widen the gap to five points,” he concluded.

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