Egypt World Cup Focus: Omar Gaber honoured to be in final squad for Russia

Egypt World Cup Focus: Omar Gaber honoured to be in final squad for Russia
Egyptian player Mohamed Salah (L) and Omar Gaber (R)

by Phumzile Ngcatshe

Tuesday Jun 05, 2018. 09:59

Egyptian international defender Omar Gaber says he is honoured to represent the national team at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.

Gaber said the Pharaohs’ special generation will be remembered by people when they retire from the beautiful game.


The 26-year-old was included in the Pharaohs’ final 23-man squad that will represent Egypt in the World Cup for the first time since 1990.

Meanwhile, the Los Angeles FC defender is hopeful they will write a chapter that will go into the history books of the country.

“After 28 years, I think it is special for this generation [to reach the World Cup]. All the people will remember us after we retire,” Gaber told the digital team of Los Angeles Football Club.

“I’m so proud and excited that I will represent my country in the World Cup….It’s a big honour…so I’m so happy and so excited as well.

“Hopefully we will be able to perform and do well at the tournament.”

Gaber completed his switch from Swiss side FC Basel to LAFC on a one-year loan to get more playing time, especially ahead of the World Cup to make sure he made the final cut in Hector Cuper’s squad.

The right back has always been part of Cuper’s troops as he was called up for all the qualifiers and for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon.

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