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Elmohamady: We hope to return from Gabon as AFCON winners

Photo: Dan Mullan/Getty Images

Photo: Dan Mullan/Getty Images

Hull City right back Ahmed Elmohamady has stated that Egypt manager Hector Cuper motivated the team towards achieving the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations title.

Elmohamady appeared in 19 games for his struggling Hull City side, recording one assist so far this season. Elmohamady joined up with his Egypt teammates in their training camp on Wednesday.

“Cuper told us that all of Africa is following Egypt after our two victories in the World Cup qualifiers and also because we won the title three times in a row during the past period that we participated in the competition,” the 29-year-old told ON E channel.

“I hope to feature more for Egypt in the AFCON because being with my national team in such a big event. We need support of the nation. We will attempt to win the African competition and we wish to return to Egypt in February with the trophy.”

“All nations value the Egyptian national team. The team has great players right now and all of them aim to have a big role in our campaign,” he concluded.

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