World Cup qualification - Africa

Zidan and Moteab re-called

October 29, 2009
By Soccernet staff

Egypt have re-called their African Nations Cup-winning strike partnership of Mohamed Zidan and Emad Moteab for their must-win World Cup qualifier against Algeria in Cairo on November 14.

Mohamed Zidan
GettyImagesMohamed Zidan returns after netting three goals in nine games for Dortmund this season.

Coach Hassan Shehata had left Borussia Dortmund's Zidan out of the squad for the last two qualifiers for disciplinary reasons. Moteab is back after a six-month spell out with injury in a 25-man squad released by the Egypt Football Association.

Moteab and Zidan, together with former Wigan Athletic forward Amr Zaki, served as a potent strike force in early 2008 when Egypt won the Nations Cup in Ghana.

But the continental champions require a two-goal victory over rivals Algeria in their last Group Three qualifier to force a play-off.