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Burundi suffer setback as Egypt cancels high profile friendly

Burundi suffer setback as Egypt cancels high profile friendly

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The Egyptian national team have cancelled their friendly game against Burundi, which was part of their preparations for the 2017 African Cup of Nations qualifiers.

The Egyptian Football Association (EFA) announced the match cancellation due to security concerns and political strife in the south-east African country.

“After coordination with the association’s head Gamal Allam and national team coach Hector Cuper, the match is cancelled. A training session was held on Tuesday and Zamalek players were informed not to attended and train with their club,” the EFA stated on its official website.

The holders of seven Cup of Nations trophies, Egypt have been drawn in Group G of the 2017 qualifiers along with Nigeria, Tanzania and Chad.

They will kick off their bid to reach the Gabon finals on 14 June against Tanzania.

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