Egypt bringing iver 1000 supporters for Ghana clash
Egypt intend sending a delegation of over 1000 supporters for the 2014 World Cup playoff against Ghana on October 15.
The north Africans have already secured sponsorship for 890 fans and are awaiting more add-ons before next month?s clash.
Five hundred of the supporters will be flying to Ghana on the Egyptian government?s sponsorship, 205 by Coca Cola and 185 by telecommunications firm Vodafone.
A host of big Egyptian businessmen and professionals are also expected to make the trip to Ghana for the game to be played at the Baba Yara Stadium in Kumasi.
The fans will begin filtering into the country from October 13 up to the day of the match via Egypt Air, and a chartered flight.
The impressive arrangement by the Egyptian authorities show the seriousness they attach to the playoff against Ghana.
Egyptian ambassador to Ghana H.E Omar Selim after holding a meeting with the Ghana FA on Friday confirmed these arrangements to Kumasi based radio station Metro FM.
?The meeting which was also attended by the Ghanaian ambassador in Egypt His Excellency Said Sinare was very cordial,? he said.
?Ghana and Egypt share a very good relationship dating far back so it was the meeting was actually nothing extraordinary.
?We informed the Ghana federation about our plans to arrive with the team and supporters from Cairo to Ghana and the times they will be arriving.
?We will however confirm these dates so the coordination between us and the Ghana federation with respect to the game will move smoothly.
?We don?t have the final number of supporters coming but we will definitely confirm this in due time and also there are a couple of fans in Ghana who will also like to see the match.
?We want all our people to travel in group in an organized manner and not individually so there is no problem with security and accommodation and all that.?
Egypt are determined to beat Ghana over two legs to qualify for their first World Cup finals since 1990.