Egypt’s handball federation considers holding pre-World Cup training camp in Hungary

Alaa Moustafa
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The Egyptian Hand Federation (EHF), headed by Hisham Nasr, is considering setting up a closed training camp for Egypt’s first team in Hungary.

The camp will be set up in coordination with the Hungarian Ambassador in Egypt, and will be part of the team’s preparations for the 2021 World Men’s Handball Championship which will be held in Egypt next January.

Last week, a closed team camp was launched at a hotel in Nasr City, Cairo, with the team set to train at the Cairo Stadium.

The team underwent a medical swab test for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), last Monday morning, to check on the players. It was later confirmed that the player, Omar Al-Wakeel has tested positive for the coronavirus.

Minister of Youth and Sports Ashraf Sobhy met with the Organizing Committee of the 2021 World Men’s Handball Championship, in the presence of the EHF President, and Chairperson of the Organizing Committee of the Tournament and Tournament Director Hussein Labib.

The meeting came as part of the weekly periodic meetings held by Sobhy, to determine the final preparations needed to organise the tournament.

During the meeting, Sobhy said that priority should be given to ensuring the safe and secure movement of fans and visitors to matches and other events held in line with the championships.

Further attention should also be given to following the necessary precautionary and preventive measures to help fans attending matches in support of the Egyptian national team during its participation in the tournament.

Sobhy added that the committee is discussing all details relating to the tournament, to ensure full readiness on time.

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