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El-Abd makes winning start with Egypt
Adam El-Abd’s international career is up and running with a win.
The Albion defender played the second half of Egypt’s 2-1 friendly win over Cameroon in Sudan tonight.
He went close to scoring, hitting the side-netting from a corner, and successfully came through a modest defensive test against a below-strength Cameroon side.
El-Abd partnered young Fiorentina defender Ahmed Hegazy at centre-back and was always looking to organise colleagues at opposition set pieces.
He made several interceptions and impressed with his physical presence.
The Brighton-born defender, whose father is Egyptian, also created a decent chance with a long ball.
El-Abd is hoping to make the cut for the World Cup qualifier against Mozambique, to be played behind closed doors in Alexandria on June 1.
The Pharaohs face Togo in a friendly on Tuesday and also hope to play Zambia later this week.
With thanks to Adam Moustafa, whose Twitter feed on Egyptian football can be found at @egyFt.