Pharaohs of Egypt Head Coach, American Bob Bradley breezed into Dubai with his team on Wednesday morning promising that his team will give the Nigerian side a good game as he has enough youth and experience in the squad to do so.
Bradley, who spoke in the lobby of Samaya Hotel and Resort, where the team is staying with the Super Eagles, was particularly happy that midfielder Mohammed Aboutrika and goalkeeper Essam El Hadary, who earlier announced that they were quitting the national team, have heeded his call and are in the team that will play the international friendly against the Super Eagles.
"Aboutrika is here and he is in good shape, same for El Hadary, because we need their experience to support the young and hungry players that we are grooming for the national team," he said.
On how he has carried on in Egypt, considering the language and cultural diversity between the United States and Egypt, he said he is lucky to have some of his Egyptian assistants that speak good English and he too is learning the Egyptian way very fast.
He ended the chat by saying: "Insha Allah the job here is very challenging but good for football."
The Egyptians like the Super Eagles will have a feel of the turf for the game later on Wednesday evening, when they file out for training at about 7pm Dubai time, which is 4pm Nigerian time.
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