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All you need to know about the match between Egypt and Eswatini in the African qualifiers

The Egyptian Olympic team will meet, at eight in the evening, Sunday at Alexandria Stadium, Eswatini in the decisive second leg of the second round of qualifiers for the finals of the African Nations Under-23 Championship, which is scheduled to be held in the middle of next year in Morocco.

Q: How did the Egyptian Olympic team prepare for the match?

A: The Olympic team led by Micale held a conference yesterday, in which the coach talked about the match and its importance, and allowed the media to be present in the training for a quarter of an hour, and stressed the difficulty of the task and the players’ readiness to take on the challenge.

Q: What is the expected line-up for the Egyptian Olympic team against Eswatini?

A: The team is expected to start the match by forming a component, the goalkeepers: Ahmed Nader Al-Sayed, the four-defense team Ahmed Eid, Abdel-Rahman Rashdan, Mohamed Tariq, Mohamed Ashraf Bakri, and in the Arab center Badr, Abdel-Ghani Mohamed and Mahmoud Saber, and in the triple attack, Mustafa Saad Messi Ibrahim Adel, and Osama Faisal.

Q: What awaits the Egyptian Olympic team if they win against Eswatini?

A: The Egyptian national team is waiting to beat Eswatini in the second round of the qualifiers, to advance to the third and final round to face the winner of Zambia and Sierra Leone in the period from 20 to 29 March 2023.

Q: What are the technical director Michael’s instructions to the players before the match?

A: The recent days have witnessed intense lectures from the Brazilian Micale with the players, in which he warned them against the phenomenon of wasting opportunities, and demanded that they finish the match in its original time without entering into the complex penalty shootout calculations.

It is noteworthy that the winner of the three qualifying stages will directly advance to the U-23 African Nations Cup to be held in Morocco, from which the first three teams qualify for the Paris 2024 Olympics, while the fourth-placed player plays a play-off with his Asian counterpart for the fourth qualification for the Olympics.

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