Osama Nabih speaks positively ahead of Burkina Faso encounter
Egypt’s assistant manager Osama Nabih spoke about the Pharaohs’ next important game against Burkina Faso in the 2017 African Cup of Nations semi-finals.
The Black Stallions knocked out Tunisia after scoring two late goals to be the first team to reach the semi-final round. Egypt also managed to qualify after defeating Morocco 1-0 for the first time since 1986. The two sides will clash on Wednesday.
“Burkina Faso is one of the big teams in Africa now, we saw how they successfully defeated Tunisia,” Nabih said in TV comments. “I played in the 1998 championship against them and we won, but at that time they were struggling, now they’re one of the big four.”
The 42-year-old won the 1998 AFCON as a former striker for the national team, in addition to the All Africa Games Gold Medal in 1995.
“We’re having a tough journey in this tournament, but we were aiming to the highest point from the start,” he added. “Now, we’re one step away from the final step and we hope to surpass it so we can reach the point we aimed at from the beginning.”
It is worth mentioning that Egypt played against Burkina Faso twice before in the African Cup of Nations, winning a 1998 semi-final 2-0 and a 2000 group game 4-2.
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