Former Egypt striker Mohamed Zidan believes the Pharaohs are well experienced to edge Ghana in the World Cup playoffs first leg next Tuesday.
The current set-up comprises of experienced players who were members of their Africa Cup of Nations winning teams in 2006, 2008 and 2010.
The 25-man squad selected by head coach Bob Bradley can fall on the experience of Wael Gomaa, Hossam Ghaly, Mohammed Abou Treika, Ahmed Elmohamady and Ahmed Fathi.
Mohammed Salah has also come into the picture after impressive displays for Swiss side FC Basel in UEFA club competitions.
Zidan set up Mohamed Nagy ”Gedo” to score the winner against Ghana in the 1-0 win of the final of the Cup of Nations in Angola.
“Ghana has progressed a lot since 2008 and 2010. They became a very solid team and we must be very careful against them,” Zidan told a Sports TV program on Thursday.
“However our team is better experienced and knows how to deal with different kind of opponents and situations.
“We need to get a positive result in Kumasi to make our mission easier back home. I am very confident the team and coach can achieve our target.”