Nabih: We played very well



Mon, 13 Nov 2017 - 07:22 GMT


Mon, 13 Nov 2017 - 07:22 GMT

Osama Nabih, press courtesy

Osama Nabih, press courtesy

CAIRO – 12 November 2017: The Egyptian national team ended its journey in the 2018 World Cup qualifiers with a draw (1-1) against Ghana in a game at Cape Coast Stadium on Sunday.

Egypt’s national team’s assistant coach Osama Nabih believed that Mahmoud Abdel Razek “Shikabala” performed very well in the game against Ghana.

Shikabala managed to score his first goal with the Egyptian national team against Ghana on Sunday in the sixth round of the 2018 World Cup qualifiers.

Nabih spoke to ON Sport TV channel and said, “the mission is accomplished. We gave the chance to some players today, and they played well. We ended the qualifiers in good shape.”

“Shikabala is very smart. When we gave him more than one position in the pitch, he did it very well,” he added.

The 31-year-old is having one of his best league starts with Al-Raed, as he has scored five goals in his first six appearances in the Saudi league.

"The players played under high pressure to prove their worth to the fans and not to the coaching staff, because we know they are good players," Nabih pointed out.

Egypt has already qualified to the World Cup since the fifth round after beating Congo 2-1 at Borg El-Arab Stadium. The team still occupies the first place in the group, which includes Congo, Ghana and Uganda.

"The national team played well and presented a good game. We do not want to tell people we do not play well," he concluded.



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