Egypt coach Bob Bradley admitted that his team have several frailties to worry about other than a misfiring frontline following the shock defeat to Central African Republic.
After guiding Egypt to two victories over Mozambique and Guinea in the World Cup qualifiers, Bradley saw his team suffer an unexpected home defeat to CAR in the Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.
Egypt played without the likes of Amr Zaki and Emad Meteb, yet Bradley doesn’t see that as the problem.
“I don’t think that we were good enough in any of the areas,” the American told Modern Sport TV after the 3-2 defeat in Alexandria.
“I believe that with the ball our passing was not sharp as it has been. In fact two of their goals came directly when we lost bad passes.
“And then when we lost the ball, the reaction and the defending was not as good. We saw many things tonight that we are not happy with and we will look hard at this game to improve.
“I don’t know if the striker is the problem. We scored two good goals tonight and also we had some other very good chances.
“But we will continue to look at all the players. We are not locked into one system.”
Egypt face a tough battle to overturn their trailing as they now need a two-goal margin to win the tie against a Central African Republic side who are unbeaten at home in several years.