Egypt Reject Calls For Extra Security Ahead Of Ghana Match
The Egyptian FA have rejected Ghana’s request for additional security ahead of the teams’ 2018 World Cup qualifier later this month.
Reports of an Egyptian group allegedly planning to attack the Black Stars’ Israeli coach Avram Grant prompted Ghana to request a tightening of security ahead of the match in Alexandria on November 13.
However, the Egyptian authorities have rejected this idea and insist that Ghana and their coach will be perfectly safe in their visit to North Africa.
“Ghana is a normal team just like any other opponent that visits Egypt, the security measures will not see any change,” Egypt FA executive director Tharwat Sweilam told DMC Sports TV.
“We don’t care about the nationality of their manager or any other thing, we know well the capabilities of our security forces and their ability to guard any national team.
“We don’t want to dispel our concentration, we know well they [Ghana] are attempting to do so but we don’t want to keep reiterating these statements in the media.
“The most important thing for us is winning against Ghana in order to move closer towards World Cup qualification,” he concluded.