Samir Kamouneh, on the memories of Kan 98: The players lost due to the lack of food and we were washing the clothes with our hands


Samir Kamouneh, the star of Al-Ahly Club, recoveredSucking squadThe previous t, memories of the national team crowning the 1998 African Nations Cup in Burkina Faso, and Kamouneh said in statements to the “B On Time” program, the 98 African Nations Championship was very liked to me. We all played professional after the tournament, and Al-Jawhari was very angry at the media because of the attack on him. Where they demanded his departure and criticized Hossam Hassan, and said that the team would occupy the 13th place, but El-Gohary was very confident in the team.

And Kamouna added, as soon as we got off the plane, we held a meeting from the first minute, despite the fatigue and exhaustion of the flight, and the media told us that we would get the 13th place, but we came here to win the championship, indicating that there was great frustration from the media, but we had the capabilities to win the championship, We were washing clothes with our hands in the camp, the conditions were very difficult and we forgot all the problems of accommodation and the air, as if we were a military team on a combat mission.

The star of Al-Ahly and the former national team continued, “Our food was pasta and fruits all the time, and we asked for canned food from Egypt, and he asked for help from the embassy, ​​and they sent us a chef in the last 10 days of the tournament, and we were very disappointed about the lack of food.”

Kamouna concluded by saying, “The best defense duo for the national team at the moment are Ayman Ashraf and Al-Wensh, and Ahmed Hegazy is added to them, with my respect to the rest of the players. They have great potential and African friction, and they are distinguished in head strikes and contact.”

On this day, February 28, 1998, the Egyptian national team succeeded in crowning a championship African nations The fourth in the history of the Pharaohs, the Egyptian national team succeeded in winning the title under the leadership of the late Mahmoud El-Gohary, after defeating the South African team with two goals without a response, in the tournament that was held in Burkina Faso.

Sixteen teams participated in this edition, in four groups, and each group included 4 teams. The first group included the owners of the land, along with Cameroon, Guinea and Algeria, and the second included, Tunisia, Yair, Aana, Togo, while the third included, Angola, South Africa, Cote. Ivory Coast, Namibia, while the Egyptian team fell in fourth, along with Morocco, Zambia and Mozambique.

And it was The Elect He finished second in Group D after beating Mozambique with two goals, and Zambia with four clean goals, and the defeat against Morocco with one goal..

In the quarter-final round, the national team faced its counterpart, Cote d’Ivoire, and the original time ended with a 0-0 draw before the penalty kicks were decided as a result of the match..

And in the semi-finals he achieved Pharaohs A big victory over the landowner with two goals without a response, before he crowned the African championship at the expense of South Africa, “Albavana Bafana” with two goals by Ahmed Hassan and Tariq Mustafa, to lift Hossam Hassan, captain of the Egyptian national team, the tournament cup, and also get the top scorer title with 7 equal goals With South African Benedict McCarthy.


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