Ahead of Egypt’s first match in the play-off round of African World Cup qualifying vs Ghana, Mohamed Al-Hendy takes a look at the players Egypt should be most wary of.
It’s been discussed, anticipated and debated, but the final verdict is that Egypt will have to get past Ghana to get to Brazil 2014, and vice versa.
Of the five World Cup qualifying play-off match-ups, many have stated that Egypt vs. Ghana will be the most intense match-up of all, and why not; after all, the pair recently contested the Africa Cup of Nations final in 2010.
Egyptians will be hoping for the same result as last time, but it won’t be easy.
If Egypt is to experience success in its next two matches vs. Ghana, it will need to lock down most, if not all, of the following five players for Ghana:
1) Asamoah Gyan
Just four goals short of being his country’s all-time leading goal-scorer, Gyan is already a legend for Ghana at the age of 27, and their main weapon on offense. One would expect that playin...