Ghana legend Ibrahim Sunday says it will be a huge mistake to assume Egypt are at a disadvantage ahead of the 2014 World Cup playoffs because of their inactive league.
The Egyptian top flight remains on lockdown for close to two years following political and social unrests.
Egyptian clubs have however managed to remain highly competitive in Africa while their national team have impressed so far in the World Cup qualifiers.
The Pharaohs are the only side in the series to maintain a 100 percent record.
Their impressive form however faces a sterner test as they have been drawn against Ghana in the final round of qualifier’s for next year’s event to be staged in Brazil.
Many however believe the Black Stars have an advantage over the Egyptians with their inactive league.
But ex Ghana international Ibrahim Sunday disagrees and feels the Egyptians remain as competitive as ever going into the playoff.
“You see that [Ghana with an advantage due to inactive Egyptian league] is what people are saying,” he told Radio Gold.
“But they played and won all the matches in the qualifying series without the league being active, how do you think they did that?
“There are so many ways to kill a cat and therefore it will be wrong to assume we have an advantage because their league is not active.”
Ghana will play host in the first leg of the playoff tie in October before hitting the road for the return encounter a month later.