Egypt coach Bob Bradley hopes the 2014 World Cup Africa zone play-off against Ghana during November can be staged in Cairo. Political turbulence and related violence has forced the ‘Pharaohs’ to play their three qualifiers in second city Alexandria and Red Sea resort El-Gouna. Group victories over Mozambique last year and Guinea this month were achieved behind closed doors and only a few thousand supporters saw a win over Zimbabwe six months ago.
Egypt has until Friday to nominate a date, venue and kick-off time between Friday November 15 and Tuesday November 19 for the second leg. American Bradley is hoping the game can be staged at the 73,000-capacity Cairo Stadium in a suburb of the Egyptian capital.
“We would love to play in Cairo,” Bradley told reporters after the play-offs draw in Cairo. “That is the dream of the team. “A strong, fit and focused squad is our ambition,” said the coach today to CAF official website-CAF online.