CAIRO: Mohamed Zidan has been ruled out of Egypt s African Cup of Nations qualifier against Burundi on Sunday due to injury.
Egypt doctor Ahmed Maged told reporters on Wednesday that the Hamburg forward suffers a foot injury that he aggravated during his side’s 1-1 draw with Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga.
Zidan attempted to take part in Wednesday s training session but limped off few minutes with pain.
Egypt coach Hassan Shehata will also have to do without Ismaili left-back Sayed Moawad, who isn t expected to recover in time for the Burundi game after sustaining an ankle injury.
The former Arab Contractors manager has excluded Harras Al-Hodoud duo Ahmed Eid and Abdul-Salam Nagah, who were included in the provisional squad.
Egypt need victory to secure their place in the 2008 Ghana finals. The title holders lead Group B with eight points, one ahead of Botswana.