Egyptian national team – Courtesy of Egyptian Footaball National team official account on Twitter
Egyptian national team – Courtesy of Egyptian Footaball National team official account on Twitter

Egypt face Guinea to test their preparation ahead of AFCON

Sun, Jun. 16, 2019
CAIRO – 16 June 2019: Egypt national team face Guinea on Sunday night at the team’s last friendly game ahead of 2019 African Cup of Nations at home.

Egypt defeated Tanzania 1-0 on Thursday night on a friendly game thanks to Ahmed Elmohmady’s header.

The team manager, Javier Aguirre, is expected to give the team’s winger, Mohamed Salah, few minutes during the game as he did not play the game against Tanzania.

“We want to watch all the players ahead of the opening game and we also want to experience different formations.” The team assistant manager, Hany Ramzi, said.

President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi visited on Saturday the National Football Team in the Air Defense Stadium while training for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) to be held in Egypt between June 21 and July 19.

The president wished the team members good luck, and asserted his confidence that they realize the heavy responsibility they shoulder. He urged them to devote hard efforts to please the Egyptian people who in turn pays them respect and appreciation.

President Sisi underlined that the team members must show discipline and decent behavior as they are a reflection of Egypt’s ancient civilization and its great people.

On their side, the players thanked the president for his visit promising they would do their best to rejoice the hearts of millions of Egyptians. They also gave him as gift a T-shirt having the signatures of all of them.

Egypt will open the 2019 African Nations Championship against Zimbabwe on June 21 at the Cairo International Stadium.
 
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