FilGoal | News | Who carries the captaincy of the Egyptian national team against Kenya


A great controversy arose over who would carry the captaincy of the Egyptian national team against Kenya, in the fifth round of the African Nations Cup qualifiers.

The presence of elements from the previous generation of the team, such as Essam El-Hadary and Ahmed Fathy, were preventing this controversy, but in the absence of any of them, this debate surfaced again.

“The ranking of the team leaders is Amr Al-Sulaia, then Ahmed Hegazy, Mohamed El-Niny and Mohamed Salah, all of them participated for the first time together against Sierra Leone in September 2011,” a source inside the Football Association revealed to

The source explained, “In a subsequent match against Chad, Ahmed Hegazy wore the captaincy, so he has priority over Nani and Salah.”

And complete the source In the end, it is the decision of Hossam El-Badry, the coach of the Egyptian national team.

Last October, Al-Badri stated clearly: “The badge’s decision is the responsibility of the coach, and the customs and traditions of Egyptian football for many years are to give it seniority.”

“At the global level, the coach chooses the captain of his team. The team captain file was on the table I am studying after assuming responsibility. In the end, we settled that the captaincy is by seniority,” he stressed.

Consequently, Amr Al-Sulaia will be the captain of the national team if he participated in the main, followed by Ahmed Hegazy, Mohamed Al-Nani, and Mohamed Salah.

Egypt is preparing for the Kenya and Comoros matches at the end of the 2021 African Nations Qualifiers in Cameroon.


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