Koka: Egypt doesn't rely on foreign-based players

Koka: Egypt doesn't rely on foreign-based players
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Published March 24th, 2016 - 15:21 GMT via SyndiGate.info

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Egypt national team (source: kooora.com)
Egypt national team (source: kooora.com)

At a time whenmajority of players in the Super Eagles made up of foreign-based professionals, Egypt striker Ahmed Hassan 'Koka' said he expects Egypt to play as a unit.

"The team does not rely on foreign-based players as Mohamed Salah, Mohamed Elneny, Mahmoud Trezeguet, Amr Warda and I the team consists of 11 players," Koka told Sada El-Balad Channel.

"Players who play for the national team make every effort to fully represent their country."

'Koka' has scored 13 goals this season for Portuguese club, Sporting Braga since his transfer from Rio Ave.

Nigeria and Egypt have met 16 times with Nigeria winning seven times, Egypt with five victories, while there have been four draws between them. Their first meeting was a friendly on January 1, 1960, which Nigeria won 2-1.

The Egyptians have won their last two meetings 3-1 on January 12, 2010, in an AFCON 2010 clash, and 3-2 in a friendly on April 12, 2012.

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