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09.02.2009 Football News

Mido arrives in Cairo for clash

					Mido arrives in Cairo for clash

Black Stars fans are seeking a win over Egypt Egypt striker Ahmed 'Mido' Hossam has confirmed to Ghanasoccernet that he will not be available on Wednesday when they play the Black Stars.

Despite suffering a muscle sprain while playing for his English side Wigan on Saturday, Mido has joined the Pharaohs in camp.  

His arrival in Cairo sparked speculation that he will play in the game scheduled for the Cairo International Stadium.  

But Mido says he will need one week to recover from the injury and he is confident Egypt will beat Ghana at home.  

"I am very sorry that I am unable to play in the game in Cairo against the mighty Black Stars," Mido told Ghanasoccernet in the Egyptian capital.  

"It is not an overly serious injury but I will need one week to fully recover and return to action.  

"I am here to offer my support to the team and I am surre we will beat Ghana who are one of the best teams in Africa."

  The game forms part of the preparation for both sides as they get ready for the start of the second phase of the 2010 World Cup qualifiers next month.

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