Angola coach: We will lose 12 players against Egypt

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Angola coach Pedro Goncalves stated that his team will lose 12 players against Egypt, and criticized what the British government had done regarding not granting any exception to players from quarantine if they travel to the countries listed on the red list, before facing Egypt in the World Cup qualifying qualifiers. for the Qatar 2022 finals.

Gonsalves said in his statements to Al-Nahar satellite channel: “Mohamed Salah is one of the 5 best players in the world at the present time, but also Mohamed Elneny will not come, and certainly this matter will not be good for the Egyptian team, and on the other hand, Egypt is a very strong team, and one of the best African teams.

He continued, “Although Salah and Elneny are among the distinguished players on the field, the Egypt national team remains very strong, and I am confident that we will play against a strong team with the utmost focus and enthusiasm.”

He added, “Egypt lost two players, but we also lost 12 players from the team’s squad, and in the end we can’t miss anything. We will work to achieve a positive result.”

And he continued: “Some of the players cannot travel due to Covid-19 restrictions, others are returning from infection with the Corona virus, and there are those who were unable to travel due to bureaucratic matters.”

He criticized Britain’s denial of travel to players, saying: “The International Federation must take a stance towards preventing players from representing the national teams, and not only that governments be invited to help, the rules governing this must be applied.”

He continued: “What I feel is that Britain is the one who determines who can qualify from our group, they allow Aubameyang to play, and they prevent Mohamed Salah and Elneny, and Angola players from traveling and playing their country’s matches, I feel that this is happening for non-sporting reasons.”

He continued: “What I feel is that Britain is the one who determines who can qualify from our group, they allow Aubameyang to play, and they prevent Mohamed Salah and Elneny, and Angola players from traveling and playing their country’s matches, I feel that it is happening for non-sporting reasons.”

And he added: “We called Ari Babel to join the Angolan national team. He is a very important player in the team, and he has great value not only on the field, but also outside, as everyone loves him very much.”

He concluded, saying, “We know the size of our chances against Egypt, and we will fight for it.”



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