AS Roma midfielder Michael Bradley is confident his father will guide Egypt to victory over Ghana and book their place in the Brazil 2014 World Cup.
The American gaffer has faced Ghana twice and lost all two in World Cup related games but he is leading an African side this time round to qualify them for a tournament they have not played since 1990.
Bradley qualified the United States to the 2010 World Cup in South Africa and his son believes his father has what it takes to lead the North Africans to their first ever World Cup in 24 years.
“If the first game were in Cairo, I’d be there for sure. Ghana might be a little bit more difficult to get to, but I’ll be watching and cheering like every other Egyptian that day,” he told the BBC.
“I am incredibly proud of my Dad and of my mother — who is there with him — and their commitment to finishing what he started. He went there with the idea, with the dream, of taking Egypt to the World Cup.”
“In the midst of all the instability in their country, in the midst of the revolution, in the midst of massacres, in the midst of so much trouble in their country, they have managed to keep a group of guys focused and committed on really, the dream of the entire country.”
“I think it’s in these ways, in these moments, that we’re all able to see how powerful football is. I mean, a country like that, with so much turmoil, maybe the only thing that the Egyptians can agree on is their love and support for the national team and how the dream is to see them back in a World Cup.”
The Pharaohs arrived in Ghana on Saturday morning and have needed to Kumasi.