Ex-Egypt coach Hassan Shehata has has denied that he said Ghana will triumph over Egypt in both legs of the World Cup playoffs insisting he has been misquoted.
Shehata, who won several titles with Egypt, says the attractive style of play of the Black Stars will ensure exciting matches in the playoff clash.
The multiple title winning coach says he was elated after the draw pitted the Pharaohs against the Black Stars avoiding the ugly clashes they have with their north African neighbours.
Ghanaian media claimed Shehata said that Ghana would win both games based on Egypt’s form and qualify for the FIFA World Cup 2014 but the coach rubbished those claims.
“What I saw in the Ghanaian media is simply not true,” Shehata said.
“I didn’t say that Ghana would qualify ahead of Egypt. I just said both of them have the same chance to go to Brazil.”
Shehata added that Ghana’s attractive brand of football ensures that the two matches will be exciting with Egypt coach Bob Bradley also having talented players.
” I am very happy because the draw paired our National team with Ghana for two reasons,” Shehata said.
“First is because I don’t like to play against Arabian teams for obvious reasons , and the secondly because Ghana does not ‘park the bus’ and will guarantee an exciting double header.
“Bob Bradley has some very good players and I hope he can make the fans proud.” Shehata ended.