Egypt FA: No special security measures for Ghana
Egyptian Football Association have rejected Ghanaian requests for special security procedures to be taken ahead of both sides’ 2018 World Cup qualifier.
False rumors have been circulating about the detention of a group of Egyptian fans who were plotting an attack on Ghana manager Avram Grant before the Pharaohs’ crucial 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Ghana on November 13 at Borg El-Arab stadium, which has pushed officials in the Ghanaian federation to call for the tightening the security for their delegation.
“Ghana is a normal team just like any other opponent that visits Egypt, the security measures will not see any change,” Egypt FA executive director Tharwat Sweilam told DMC Sports TV.
“We don’t care about the nationality of their manager or any other thing, we know well the capabilities of our security forces and their ability to guard any national team. We don’t want to dispel our concentration, we know well they [Ghana] are attempting to do so but we don’t want to keep reiterating these statements in the media.”
“The most important thing for us is winning against Ghana in order to move closer towards World Cup qualification,” he concluded.
Egypt face Ghana on November 13 in Alexandria, as they aim for a second successive win in 2018 World Cup qualifying Group E.
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