Hossam El-Badry, Egypt’s coach, said that the team faced some difficulties before today’s match against Kenya in the 2022 African Nations Qualifiers, on top of which is the stress that hit the players, and the failure of all players to participate in training before traveling to Kenya.
Al-Badri added in press statements that the Al-Ahly, Zamalek and Pyramids players suffer from stress and pressure from matches, which affected their level with the national team, adding that the lack of oxygen also negatively affected the level of the team as a whole.
Al-Badri clarified that he is not looking for any justifications, but he speaks realistically, despite his assertion that he was hoping to win the Kenya match.
The coach added that the time factor did not allow him to gather for long periods, noting that El Nani and Trezeguet participated in the morning training before the team traveled, and Ahmed Hegazy participated in one training session.
He added that the goal was achieved in today’s match, which is to achieve a positive result and qualify for the nations of Africa, indicating that he will immediately start thinking about the next Comoros match, He pointed out that the formation of the national team in the next match will witness some changes to give new players the opportunity to gain the necessary experience with the national team.
When asked about the non-participation of the Nene, he said that these are things for the team, and it is possible that he will participate in the next match He added that the team needs to integrate new elements and will work to achieve this in the appropriate time, indicating that there are things that need development, which he will take care of with the help of his technical apparatus.
The Egyptian national team tied with its Kenyan counterpart, with a goal for each, in the match that took place between them today, Thursday, in the fifth round of the qualifiers for the 2022 African Cup of Nations in Cameroon at Kasrani Stadium in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, and with this result, Egypt officially qualified for the Cannes 2022 finals, for the 25th time in its history, boosting its record number .
Egypt raised its tally after the draw to 9 points, equal with Comoros, while Kenya raised its tally to 4 points, leaving Egypt with one qualifying match against Comoros next Monday, which will be at the top of the group after the two teams officially qualify.
The Egyptian national team started the match with a formation that includes: Mohamed El-Shennawi to guard the goal – Ahmed Hegazy – Mahmoud Hamdi “Al-Wansh” – Mohamed Hani – Ahmed Ayman Mansour – Tariq Hamed – Hamdi Fathi – Mohamed Magdy “Afsha” – Mohamed Salah – Mahmoud Hassan “Trezeguet” – Mustafa Mohammed.