Sports News of Friday, 27 September 2013
The Egyptian Football Association (EFA) is planning to travel with 10,000 supporters to Ghana for the first-leg of the 2014 World Cup playoff match in Kumasi to boost its team to beat the Black Stars in the Garden City.
The EFA will next week launch a massive fund raising campaign to transport their fans to Ghana to support the team reach their first World Cup since 1990.
The Pharoahs will travel to Kumasi to face the Black Stars in a 2014 World Cup qualifier on October 15, in the first leg of the playoff clash.
But the EFA wants to appeal to businessmen in their country to transport fans to Kumasi to ensure that they have massive support for the team in Ghana.
“The association will launch the campaign in early October and reveal its details at a press conference,” EFA board member Mahmoud El-Shami told Reuters.
“We will be calling businessmen to search for ways to motivate players and support transporting fans to Kumasi [4,300km from Cairo], providing special flights for the event.”
Egyptians are preparing for the match against Ghana as if their lives depended on it and started camping yesterday with a call-up of 10 foreign-based players to beef up their squad.