Imad Miteb, the former Al-Ahly star, expressed his admiration for the exclusion of Mohamed Magdy Afsha and Mohamed Sherif from the national team list announced by Portuguese coach Carlos Queiroz in preparation for the Libya matches scheduled for October 8 and 11 in the third and fourth round of World Cup qualifiers.
Miteb said in television statements to On Time Sports 2, that he was surprised by the exclusion of the Al-Ahly duo from the list of the national team, explaining that the technical staff must leave to clarify the point of view, especially that Afsha and Sharif are among the basic elements and strong pillars, continuing: “The decision to exclude the Al-Ahly duo.” It is strange and illogical not to have them.”
Miteb spoke about awarding the national team captain’s armband to Mohamed Salah, the English star of Liverpool, after Ahmed Fathi joined, saying: “Ahmed Fathi is one of the great players who have great experience, and the decision to give up the badge may be a difficult decision.”
And the Portuguese coach, Carlos Queiroz, the coach of the Egyptian national team, decided to hold a press conference tomorrow evening, Saturday, to respond to the decision to exclude the duo Mohamed Magdy Afsha and Mohamed Sharif from the list of the first Egyptian team in preparation for the Libya matches. Salah or not.
And in a strong surprise, after the Egyptian national team announced its list of preparations for the two matches of Libya scheduled for October 8 and 11, in the third and fourth round of the World Cup qualifiers, which saw the exclusion of 9 players, led by Al-Ahly duo Mohamed Sharif and Mohamed Magdy Afsha.
A source revealed that the duo Afsha and Mohamed Sherif are not injured after their participation in the Liberia friendly yesterday, which witnessed the Pharaohs win 2-0.
Egypt national team officials closed their phones, refusing to respond to the real reasons behind excluding the top scorer of the Egyptian league, Mohamed Sharif, from the list of the Libyan national team, and the same for Mohamed Magdy Afsha and the rest of the excluded.
The Portuguese coach, Queiroz, excluded the duo, Mohamed Sherif, Mohamed Magdy Afsha and Mostafa Fathi, and the list of those excluded was as follows:
– Karim Hafez
-Mohamed Magdy Afsha
– Muhannad Lashin
– Mustafa Fathi
Ahmed Yasser Rayan.
The technical staff of the national team, led by Carlos Queiroz, announced the list of players selected to join the team camp, which starts tomorrow, in preparation for meeting the Libyan team in the World Cup qualifiers. The list includes 24 players:
Goalkeepers: Mohamed El-Shennawy, Mohamed Abu Jabal, Mohamed Bassam and Mohamed Sobhi.
Defense: Akram Tawfiq, Ahmed Fathi, Ahmed Hegazy and Baher Al-Mohammadi, Mahmoud Hamdi “Al Wensh”, Yasser Ibrahim, Ahmed Abu Al-Fateh and Ayman Ashraf.
The middle: Mohamed Elneny and Amr Al-Sulayya, Tarek Hamed and Hamdi Fathi.
Attacking midfielder: Ahmed Sayed “Zizou”, Mohamed Salah, Abdullah Al-Saeed, Ibrahim Adel, Ramadan Sobhi and Omar Marmoush.
Attack: Ahmed Hassan “Koka” and Mustafa Mohamed.