Sam Morsy lauds Wigan Athletic after receiving Egypt call-up

ShareClose Comments
The 26-year-old has been handed an invite to compete for a place in the Pharaohs’ team for the global tournament

Sam Morsy has applauded Wigan Athletic after he was named in Egypt’s 29-man preliminary squad for this summer World Cup.

The midfielder played a crucial role as the Latics secured promotion to the English Championship from League One, making 47 appearances and scoring three goals across all competitions.

The former Port Vale player made his maiden competitive appearance for the seven-time African champions in December last year during a World Cup qualifying tie against Ghana.

The Pharaohs, making their first appearance in the tourney since 1990, will be aiming to manoeuvre their ways past host country Russia, Uruguay and Saudi Arabia in Group A.

And following the call-up, the midfielder has taken time to appreciate his club's manager Paul Cook, the first team staff and the players.

“I wouldn’t have got the call up without the manager, the assistant, the coach and all first-team staff, who have helped me with my game all season,” Morsy told club website.

“The players have also been great this season and made sure we all had a successful season. The Egypt staff watched and reviewed all my games so it was important I had a good campaign.”

Article continues below

Sam Morsy ps

Egypt will play three friendlies as part of their final preparation for the global showpiece starting with Kuwait on May 26 before they take on Colombia on June 1 and wrap up with Belgium on June 6.


Next article:
Mina planning Barcelona stay in blow to Everton
Next article:
Ajax's assertion on refusing to sell its stars a welcomed breath of fresh air
Next article:
Champions League 2018-19: Favourites, outsiders, underdogs, qualified teams & fixtures
Next article:
Golovin sees Chelsea switch 'confirmed' by former CSKA team-mate
Next article:
Completed Premier League 2018-19 transfers - arrivals, departures & contracts expiring for all 20 clubs

We use cookies to give you the best online experience. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies in accordance with our privacy policy.

Show more Accept