Bradley doubts Egypt’s chances
Egypt coach Bob Bradley has cast doubts over the Pharaohs ability to overturn a 1-6 deficit suffered at the hands of Ghana in the first leg of the 2014 World Cup play-off at the Kumasi Sports Stadium on Tuesday.
Egypt must score at least five unanswered goals to deny Ghana a third successive Mundial appearance at the gathering slated for Brazil when both meet in the return leg fixed for Cairo on November 19.
Bradley told GNA Sport in a post match interview that “The dream of going to the World Cup is what kept our team united but we have seen that dream become nearly impossible.
“It is nearly impossible because the situation we have put ourselves in is a very difficult one. We know. We feel this. The World Cup means so much to every country and I believe it meant more to the people in Egypt”.
The seven times African lords are chasing a place at the World Cup after 23 years absence and will need to overturn the tie with at least five unanswered goals to make that dream a reality.
Bradley’s side qualified to this stage with a 100 per cent record; the only African team in the qualifiers to have done so.
Three goals in each half, a brace from Ghana captain, Asamoah Gyan, Majeed Waris, Sulley Muntari, Christain Astu deflated Egypt’s hope of reaching the finals after over a two decade wait.
Ghana remains Africa’s best performer at the World Cup in recent editions after reaching the second round at first attempt in Germany 2006 and a quarter final berth in South Africa 2010.