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Egypt striker Amr Zaki urges Pharaohs to dim Black Stars in Kumasi

Published on: 10 October 2013
Amr Zaki

Striker Amr Zaki wants Egypt to settle their 2014 World Cup playoffs against Ghana in Kumasi next Tuesday during the first leg tie. 

The 30-year-old has been named in Bob Bradley's 26-man squad for the tough assignment at the Baba Yara Stadium.

Zaki, who played for English sides Wigan and Hull City, wants his teammates to aim for a win on the road.

''We will do our best to achieve victory in Kumasi before the second leg in Cairo,'' Zaki was quoted as saying on his official website.

"Ghana are strong and full of high-profile players, but we believe in our abilities and we are not easy-to-swallow.

"We will fight during the 90 minutes and will keep our eyes on nothing short of victory; they must fear us and we have to show our character on the field.''

Egypt were the only side to finish the second round qualifiers with a 100 percent winning record.


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  • Mr. G says:
    October 10, 2013 08:43 pm
    Hahahahahaha, i pray gayna to lose ths match, the more u lose to egypt, ur team would spare apart,,,, i have a felling that we (nigerians) would be the 1st african to win the world cup.
  • Goodnews says:
    October 10, 2013 08:23 pm
    ghana will surely win. fellow nigerians let pray for our fellow african brothers
  • MIDO says:
    October 10, 2013 07:51 pm
    lol every 4 years ? 2006 , 2010
  • morris(the nigerian) says:
    October 10, 2013 07:32 pm
    I am so sorry @voluntary c...I think you should learn to read and understand before calling me names...the lad is trying to insinuate ghana are world cup regulars and I only said otherwise huh
  • ZG GH4LIFE says:
    October 10, 2013 07:18 pm
    Amen to that my Ghanaian Brother
  • voluntory c. says:
    October 10, 2013 07:18 pm
    What we are saying is that, since we started visiting world cups, we surely will appear every four years consequently, oyebo you hear that?
  • ZG GH4LIFE says:
    October 10, 2013 06:49 pm
    Ok it took a while but we are here now and you know we are the only team making africa proud, so it does not matter how many times we have been to the wc,what matters is what we have done when you get there.Stop hating.
  • Daniel kwadwo Bimpeh says:
    October 10, 2013 06:56 pm
    No to the Pharaohs. Never boast of qualifying to this stage. U reached this stage at the expens of less football nation. U have come accross the Mighty one which u never wished. U a entering the den of the lions and surely, u will see and know the difference in the den. No one wages war against the children of God (ghana) and scot free. They (egyptians) are coming against the Ark of God and, they (egyptians) will surely be devoured. Said the Lord!!
  • morris(the nigerian) says:
    October 10, 2013 06:41 pm
    @amonike...loool ghana plays the world cup every four years??seriously? Cos the last time I checked ghana has only been to two world cups 2006 and 2010..every other year,not so much..and you'll agree with me the competition didn't start in do your mathematics and tell me how many years it took ghana to arrive at her first world cup since it's inception
  • NONI(9JA 1ST SON) says:
    October 10, 2013 06:31 pm
    The stars will sure be dimmed come 15th of this month. I see no future in this Ghanaian squad. They lack the ability and agility that African sides are known for. BYE BYE TO GHANA
  • ZG GH4LIFE says:
    October 10, 2013 06:35 pm
    Everybody must have a dream, lol
  • NONI(9JA 1ST SON) says:
    October 10, 2013 06:37 pm
    Lol ok that was a joke, i know Ghana is the best in africa, the WORLD CUP needs Ghana, am ruling for you to represent Africa like always, Nigeria also needs Ghana to look good.
  • AMONIKE says:
    October 10, 2013 05:59 pm
    Hey let me remind you lest you forget.Egypt is a very good team and they are well behaved people so we Ghanaians love them.However,It takes Egypt 56 years to play once in a world cup tournament as compared to Ghana who plays in every four years .The statistics show that ,Egypt will wait for some few more years sine they are engaging themselves in this play off with a world cup regular team.Sorry for my Egyptian brothers.We pray for peace and tranquility in the country of Egypt.May God solve all those political problems and keep them safe.
  • kuukuphilly says:
    October 10, 2013 06:01 pm
    Talk is cheap..u have no chance..
  • yazi says:
    October 10, 2013 06:08 pm
    The pharoahs are good side but they will loose in kumasi.
  • mimo says:
    October 11, 2013 01:20 am
    Saying that it's really amazing potty coz I wanted both Ghana and Egypt go to Brazil nxt summer to give Africa and serious representation in the magical land of football.. Shame only one can go!
  • mimo says:
    October 11, 2013 01:16 am
    Sorry brothers but Egypt wants this one more than any other country worldwide at the moment and trust me Egypt are going for kill in Komasi and you all know when Egypt turn on the style there is only one outcome and that's with a handsome score line .. Advise keep all eyes on My Salah if you can stop that kid you might stand a chance but frankly he's unstoppable right now!!
  • A concerned citizen.[ Correcion] says:
    October 10, 2013 11:43 pm
    Hail Nzaki..oh Goaliath Nzaki...Hail Nzaki...Goaliath will come and meet David....Our slingshot is ready...5 bullets in your net
  • morris(the nigerian) says:
    October 10, 2013 10:46 pm
    @spellbound...listen up dude I think you should shut it and quit trading cheap insults on here..who the hell are you to come here and make idiotic and insultive remarks..this is a football site..meant for people with brains up there and not for some silly spitfire ghetto kid
  • PITO says:
    October 10, 2013 10:09 pm
    Tough match. Lets not get too optimistic guys. We need to keep our head. Egypt is a dangerous opponent!!! They have youth and some experience! (If you think good, think bad) our players must know this and be aware.
  • Andile says:
    October 10, 2013 08:47 pm
    End of the road for ghana
  • Reef says:
    October 10, 2013 08:49 pm
  • spellBOUND says:
    October 10, 2013 08:52 pm
    every 4 yrs since 2010. fool use ur head.
  • spellBOUND says:
    October 10, 2013 08:55 pm
    yes every 4 yrs since 2006. fool use your head. this is a match between egypt and ghana. what i your 419 self doing here????? aaaaah???thee boko haram fools are really annoying me.
  • spellBOUND says:
    October 10, 2013 08:58 pm
    praying for someone to lose??? haha. such prayers never work. also u win the mundial by making incremental progress, not from zero to hero. u cant even get out the group stage. hahahaha, what a disgrace and joke. going only to make up the numbers.
  • Sherif says:
    October 11, 2013 04:48 am
    Zaki's gonna teach you monkies a lesson GO EGYPT
  • wee ba says:
    October 11, 2013 08:10 am
    @sherif u are a pig.u forgot yor religion teachings or u are jux stupid?
  • Joe says:
    October 11, 2013 08:45 am
    The "bulldozer" has spoken. He has been silent for a long time but the fact he seems very motivated is something Ghana should really worry about. This man on his day can take down any defence. Just ask ivory coast lol
  • man of day says:
    October 11, 2013 09:24 am
    I am an egyptian, and i love ghana it is a shame to say that i wish egypt to win but i still love ghana