Soccer News of Friday, 25 October 2013
The Pharaohs of Egypt are looking at the possibility of playing Nigeria’s Super Eagles in a friendly ahead of their World Cup qualifying playoff return leg against Ghana.
Ghana have taken a 6-1 lead in the first leg played in Kumasi, and the North African country are seeking to turn the table around in the return leg scheduled for Cairo on November 19.
Chief executive Tharwat Sweilam said the Egyptian Football Association (EFA) had also contacted several other national teams to arrange a friendly next month.
-We also have an invitation from Zambia to play a friendly on 14 November. We will consider the offer, he added.
The Pharaohs are clinging to a slim hope of reaching the World Cup for the first time since 1990, having been hammered by Ghana 6-1 in a first-leg to forget in Kumasi.
The lack of domestic football due to the Premier League's cancellation for the second successive season has left Egypt coach Bob Bradley with no choice but to resort to some low-key friendly matches to prepare his side.