Arsenal midfielder Mohammed El-Neny had a spat with Egyptian head coach El-Hadry during their Thursday clash against Kenya’s Harambee Stars.
El-Hadry had claimed that the Arsenal man didn’t play in the game after having just one session with the team but according to Ahmed Abdelbaset via Kingfut, the player refused to warm up in the game after showing his displeasure after being omitted from the starting team.
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“After the first training camp under Hossam El-Badry, Elneny asked not to be called-up again, because he wasn’t starting. He was constantly on the bench during the previous qualifying matches, and even though he was promised to start he was still benched against Kenya.
“El-Badry asked Elneny to warm-up during the half-time because he was planning on subbing him on but he refused and told him he wasn’t going to play,” he said.
There have been reports that the player has vowed not to play in the country’s upcoming game against Comoros on Monday despite his coach having informed him that he was going to start the game.
Egypt will host Comoros on Monday, March 29 in the final matchday of the 2021 AFCON qualifiers.
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