Afcon 2017: Our Ambition is Very High, Says Egypt Coach

Egypt players celebrate Mohammed Salah's goal.

Egypt head coach Hector Cuper strongly believes his side has what it takes to go all the way to the Africa cup of Nations finals.

The Pharaohs defeated Ghana 1-0 on Wednesday in the last group D match at Port Gentil protracting their unbeaten record, sick at Afcon, pills to 23 games. The last loss came on 29th January 2004 at the hands of Algeria.

“We always think of winning whatever game we are going into, ” Cuper said after the win adding that, “Our ambition is very high and we are happy to win such a tough game.”

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Mohammed Salah scored early in the first half but the Pharaohs attack looked reserved in the second while also allowing Ghana to chart several unsuccessful attacks.

“They were very dangerous especially in the second half.”

“I wished to play a better game especially in the second half, but we were facing a very strong team. We had to draft Ahmed Fathy on the left back because it was a tough game and we needed experience.”

The seven time record champions will face Morocco in another North African derby on Sunday at Port Gentil.

“Our next game is even more difficult but I promise our supporters back home that we will fight till the last second,” Cuper further added.


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