CAIRO: Ismaili skipper Mohamed Hommos said he was over the moon to have earned a call-up to Egypt s squad.
It s an honor for me to represent my country, Hommos told Ismaili s official website on Wednesday.
Consistent injuries and some bad luck hindered my chances to break into the national team, but now I m ready to leave my mark.
The 29-year-old rarely plays for Egypt but it seems that coach Hassan Shehata will count on him in the coming period.
Midfielder Hommos was introduced as a second-half substitute in Egypt s precious 1-0 away victory over DR Congo in the World Cup qualifiers.
I was beaming with confidence when I played against DR Congo, I wasn t nervous to participate in such a crucial encounter.
Egypt assistant coach Shawki Gharib told me I have become part of the coaching staff s plans for the future.
Hommos, who is characterized by his ability to provide neat passes, is a regular member of Ismaili s squad.
The Dervishes are currently in charge of the Egyptian League table with 10 points from four games.