United Arab Emirates to launch spacecraft to moon in 2024    UN says Libyan rivals have restarted military talks in Egypt    Liverpool coach Klopp bristles at Keane's 'sloppy' criticism after Arsenal win    Thiago to miss Liverpool's next two games: Klopp    Genoa say 14 team members and staff have tested positive for COVID-19    Amnesty Int'l halts India operations, citing gov't reprisals    Kenya extends COVID curfew for 2 months but reduces hours    Merkel says German coronavirus infections could hit 19,200 a day: Source    Morocco faces down COVID spread with tough rules    Ethiopian PM says Addis Ababa has 'no intention of harming' Egypt, Sudan with GERD    Egypt's Assiut, Sohag int'l airports receive first Saudi Airlines flights since resumption of air traffic    Egypt's central banks cuts interest rates by 50 bps    'It's important to show our ingenuity': Nigerian collector promotes local artistic heritage amidst Black Lives Matter    EgyptAir receives 11th Airbus A220-300 from Canada    3 policemen, 4 prisoners killed in Cairo jailbreak attempt    Last-minute bids    Wust El Balad band gives a concert at the Fountain theatre    Khan Almaghraby gallery group exhibition is a must go    Egyptian insurance companies' premiums 9.6% up in five months    Egypt's President Sisi names new head of anti-corruption watchdog    Egypt's c.bank offers 18 bln pounds T-bills on Sunday    EgyptAir offering discounts for some international flights    Egypt records 212 new coronavirus cases, 14 deaths on Saturday    Egypt to require PCR coronavirus tests for airport travelers    Egypt sends 125 tonnes of glass by sea to Beirut    Legend Messi officially wants to leave Barcelona, hands transfer request    Global smartphone sales drop 20% in Q2, yet Apple's iPhone sales steady    Sisi: Egypt keen on establishing development projects with Iraq, Jordan    Egyptian megastar Amr Diab releases new hit music video    Making of Harry Potter will be available for fans at new park in Tokyo    Egypt's Senate elections official results to be announced Wednesday    Netflix Egypt is bringing megastar Amr Diab back with a new original    Egypt reopens Rafah border crossing for first time since April    Egypt's senate elections 2020 trending on social media in few days    African Champions League final will be played on Oct. 16-17, CAF says    No room to delay Egyptian Premier League games – EFA's board member    The Facebook Preacher's Search for Fame, and Egypt's Economy    Egypt calls on UNSC to address oil spill risks off Yemen coast    Egypt economically strong in face of COVID-19, reforms ongoing: International Cooperation Minister    Arafa Holding reports $144,000 COVID-19-related losses in April    Egypt's efforts in Libya to activate free will of Libyan people: Al-Sisi    Hyksos campaigns were internal takeover, not foreign invaders: study    COVID-19 affects Egypt sporting clubs    COVID-19 will soon turn to seasonal like swine flu: Presidential Health Advisor    ‘Egypt's Support' coalition convenes to discuss its Senate election list    Robbery attempt leads to discovery of Ptolemaic monuments in Qena    Flouting international guidance, Ethiopia unilaterally starts filling its Nile dam    Zaha speaks out after online racial abuse    

Thank you for reporting!
This image will be automatically disabled when it gets reported by several people.

Egypt's team has no problems ahead of DR Congo test, Salah isn't a selfish player: Coach Aguirre
Published in Ahram Online on 25 - 06 - 2019

Egypt's national team is ready for Wednesday's African Cup of Nations test against "strong opponent" DR Congo, according to head coach Javier Aguirre, who affirmed that the team has no problems, adding that star winger Mohamed Salah is not a selfish player.
Hosts Egypt will be facing DR Congo at Cairo Stadium in the second round of the prestigious tournament's group stage.
"The team is ready for DR Congo and everything is OK, as all players are fit for the game," Aguirre said in the pre-match press conference on Tuesday.
The Pharaohs secured a narrow 1-0 win over Zimbabwe in the AFCON opener on Friday. DR Congo lost 2-0 to rivals Uganda in the opening match on Saturday.
"Our opponent is a very strong team. We have watched many of their matches and today there will be another analysis session. Our main target is to win and secure qualification for the next round," the Mexican coach explained.
"I am not worried about the harmony between my players as it will increase by playing more matches.
"We deliver good matches and the performance will be better in upcoming games.
"The match between DR Congo and Uganda was very strange as I was expecting a better performance from the Congolese team. Egypt also was due to deliver a better performance against Zimbabwe.
"We had 17 scoring chances against Zimbabwe. We are second behind Senegal who have 20 chances in the lead. My target is to reach to 25 chances in the coming matches.
"I expect that both teams (Egypt and DR Congo) will be better in tomorrow's match, as the main target of both of them is to win, with Egypt looking to secure qualification while the opponent wants to revive hopes of proceeding to next round," he said.
No problem with Warda, Salah not selfish
Recent reports claimed that Egypt's winger Amr Warda could be facing disciplinary action by the national team's technical staff after being accused of inappropriate behavior on social media after the Zimbabwe match.
"There is no problem with Warda. I don't know anything about the news of excluding him from the camp. The morale of the team is excellent and anyone who violates regulations will be omitted," said Aguirre.
"Salah works hard with team spirit and is very committed. Salah is not playing selfishly as some people say. There isn't any problem at all.
"Salah is a very important player for the Egypt team, like Cedric Bakambu is for Dr Congo, but we also have other players who can reach the goal and score like what happened with Mahmoud Trezeguet against Zimbabwe," he added.
Egypt dealt a blow when key defender Ahmed Hegazi broke his nose in the opening match, but Aguirre assured that the player will be available on Wednesday and will be wearing a protective nose mask.
Egypt, the record seven-time African champions, will faceUganda in their last Group A match on 30 June.
With Aguirre at the helm, the Pharaohs are optimistic about winning the precious title of AFCON champions for the first time since 2010, which would be their eighth victory.
(For more sports news and updates, follow Ahram Online Sports on Twitter at @AO_Sports and on Facebook at AhramOnlineSports.)

Clic here to read the story from its source.