Ahmed Hassan Kouka of Egypt battles for the ball with Mehdi Mouttaqui Benatia of Morocco during the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations Finals football Quarter Final match between Egypt and Morocco at the Port Gentil Stadium in Gabon on 29 January 2017 ©Chris Ricco/BackpagePix
Saturday Mar 24, 2018. 16:30
Egypt striker Ahmed Hassan ‘Koka’ has stated that the Pharaohs’ 2-1 loss to Portugal in a friendly on Friday night was “unfair”.
Mohamed Salah put the North Africans ahead in the match in Switzerland, but a late double from Cristiano Ronaldo saw Portugal claim victory.
“We are not pleased with the result, we played well against the European champions and were real men on the pitch. We were not afraid from the ‘big’ names that the Portuguese national team possess and gave it our all,” said Braga striker ‘Koka’.
“The result was unfair. We were the better side throughout the match but we have to focus in our coming games and learn from our mistakes,” he concluded.
Egypt will return to action on Tuesday night when they take on Greece in Zurich for their second match in the March international window.