Mohamed sets his sights on Olympic glory


Galatasaray and Egypt striker Mostafa Mohamed is hopeful he can guide the Pharaohs to an Olympic medal in the upcoming 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

Shawky Gharib’s charges are holding a closed training camp in preparation for the all-important games scheduled to start next month.

On Thursday evening, Egypt defeated South Africa 2-0 in an international friendly at the Suez Stadium. Mohamed scored both goals on the night. The second friendly will be played at the same venue on Sunday (19:00).

Egypt are placed in Group C, alongside Spain, Argentina and Australia.

The forward, who was the 2019 U23 Africa Cup of Nations top goal scorer with four goals and an integral part of the group that will travel to Tokyo, believes they can win a medal for the first time ever.

“Everyone is very focused in the training camp, and our goal is to finish in a good position in the Olympics,” Mohamed told the press on Thursday night.

“There is no easy or difficult group. All teams in the group will play to achieve their goals, and so will we.

“Wearing the national team shirt is a great honour, and winning a medal in Tokyo won’t be easy, but it’s also not difficult. We strive and leave the results to God,” he concluded.

He had an extraordinary debut season with Galatasaray in the Turkish Super Lig scoring nine goals in 17 appearances.

Galatasaray lost the title by just one goal to arch-rivals Beşiktaş, and therefore they finished second which guaranteed them participation in next year’s Uefa Champions League.

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