Arsenal and Egyptian midfielder Mohamed Naser Elsayed Elneny has special respect for the opposition.

As quoted by, Elneny has special respect for all the opponents in Group E of the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers.

We didn’t have any favorable opponents.

The team that wants to qualify has to face all the others without any preferences.

Egypt has a new generation of players that have the character and will to play against any team.

The former El Mokawloon and Basel midfielder has the desire to work for qualification.

We want to make Egyptians happy. The last time we played in the FIFA World Cup, I wasn’t even born, so it’s about time to experience the World Cup once again.

I’m positive we can qualify regardless of our opponents.

Egypt was drawn in Group E alongside Uganda, Ghana and Congo Brazzaville.

The Pharaohs start the campaign away from home to Congo Brazzaville on 3rd October 2016. On the same day, Uganda Cranes will also have traveled to Ghana.

All Group E Matches:

3rd October 2016

Ghana  Vs Ghana – Accra

Congo Vs Egypt – Brazzaville

7th November 2016:

Uganda Vs Congo Brazzaville – Nelson Mandela National Stadium, Namboole

Egypt Vs Ghana –  Cairo

28th August 2017 

Uganda Cranes Vs Egypt – Nelson Mandela National Stadium, Namboole

Ghana Vs Congo Brazzaville – Accra

2nd September 2017

Egypt Vs Uganda Cranes – Cairo

Congo Brazzaville Vs Ghana – Brazzaville

2nd October 2017

Egypt Vs Congo Brazzaville – Cairo

Uganda Cranes Vs Ghana – Nelson Mandela National Stadium, Namboole

6th November 2017

Congo Brazzaville Vs Uganda Cranes – Brazzaville

Ghana Vs Egypt – Accra, Ghana

David Isabirye is a senior staff writer for Kawowo Sports where he covers most of the major events.

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