Sunday 21 March 2021
Ahmed Nagy, the former goalkeeper coach of the Egyptian national team and the current Samouha, confirmed that Zamalek goalkeeper Mohamed Abu Jabal exposed injustice after he was excluded from the list of the Egyptian first team.
The Egyptian national team is preparing to face the teams of Kenya and Comoros on the 25 and 29 of this March, at the end of the African Nations Cup qualifiers in Cameroon.
Last Thursday, Hossam Al-Badri, the coach of the national team, announced the team’s list, which included 4 goalkeepers: Mohamed El-Shennawy, Mahmoud Abdel-Rahim “Jensh”, Mohamed Bassam and Amer Amer. (See the full list via the link)
During radio statements for the “One Two” program broadcast on “On Sport” radio station, Naji said: “I expected Hani Suleiman (Smouha goalkeeper) to join the team, but he was not called and the matter is over. We respect the choices of the coaching staff.”
He added: “I see that Abu Jabal (Zamalek goalkeeper) was subjected to injustice by excluding him from being on the list. Abu Jabal is a good and high-level goalkeeper, and he guards Areen Zamalek most of the season, and it was unfair to exclude him on behalf of Mahmoud Jensh.”
He concluded: “Abu Jabal deserved to be on the list. He and Jensh were senior goalkeepers, as well as Mohamed Awad. Also Mohamed Bassam is a great goalkeeper.”
The Egyptian team tops Group G with 8 points equally with the Comoros national team. On the other hand, Kenya is ranked third with three points, and Togo is at the bottom of the standings with a point.