Egyptian Football Association (EFA) chief Ahmed Megahed said on Sunday that the leadership of the National Under-23 team would face a dilemma if Ahly reached the African Champions League final which is due to be played. the same day the Olympic crew is due to fly. in Tokyo.
“The problem with the Olympic football team is July 17th. It will be the same date as the African Champions League final if Ahly reaches it, ”Megahed told a TV show.
Olympic team coach Shawky Gharib built his squad on a number of Ahly players including veteran goalkeeper Mohamed El-Shennawi, wingers Salah Mohsen, Taher Mohamed Taher, Nasser Maher, Akram Tawfik and other key Red Devils players. ‘team.
“There is no problem calling Pyramids FC players if they reach the African Confederations Cup final as it will be played on July 10,” added the EFA boss.
“Egyptian coach Shawky Gharib is ready to face any scenario,” he added.
Mostafa Mohamed’s status in limbo
Megahed has confirmed that the technical team of Egypt’s national Under-23 football team are doing their best to secure the services of form Turkish Galatasaray striker Mostafa Mohamed in Tokyo.
The media have claimed that Turkish team coach Fatih Terim refuses to allow Mostafa Mohamed to participate in the Olympics because he needs the services of the Egyptian goal scoring machine when the team is in the phase. qualifier for the UEFA Champions League.
“The Olympics are the only big chance for Mostafa Mohamed to show his talents, because the national team coach cares about having him in his squad,” Megahed said.
“We did not ask Galatasaray to get rid of an over-aged player, and we hope that Mostafa Mohamed will be part of the Olympic squad,” said the EFA boss.
The Pharaohs were drawn into a tough squad at the Olympics, facing heavyweights Spain, Argentina and Australia.
The 2012 quarter-finalists will open their campaign against Spain on July 22, before facing Argentina three days later, and Australia on July 28.
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