Sunday, May 2, 2021
Ahmed Mujahid, head of the tripartite committee that manages the Egyptian Football Association, said that the Egyptian team will participate in the Arab Cup, to be held in the next December in the Qatari capital, Doha, with the best formation available at the time of the tournament.
In statements to the official website of the Egyptian Football Association, he added that his position on the tournament comes in appreciation of its Arab dimension and its establishment for the first time under the supervision of the International Football Association “FIFA”, its technical importance and the interest of the Egyptian football fans in it.
He explained that the Arab Cup will be held at a time appropriate to prepare for the first national team to participate in the African Nations Championship finals to be held in Cameroon in January, which is the month immediately following the Arab championship.
He stressed that the Egyptian Football Association had received the matter of its Arab participation from the first moment to announce it with all appreciation and interest, which was reflected in the formation of the Egyptian delegation participating in the ceremony for the tournament draw headed by the president of the federation and accompanied by the director of the first national team, Mohamed Barakat.
He indicated that Hossam Al-Badri, the coach of the first national team, would have been in the delegation had it not been for his infection with the Corona virus, which prevented him from participating.