Hosny Abd Rabo - National Team - 2008 African Cup of Nations

2008 African Cup of Nations

Hosny scored 2 goals in the first match against Cameroon, one from penalty. Although the referee repeated it he also scored from it, And in each time the keeper went in the other direction of the ball. The second goal was 36 m away from the Goal line. In the second match against Sudan Hosny entered the 18-area passed the keeper but was tackled so gained a Penalty kick where he scored, although the referee repeated it, Also Hosny scored a goal. Hosny also assisted the third goal for Abo Trieka.

His performance with national team encouraged French football magazine L'Equipe to publish a report about him saying that he led his team defensively and offensively and was like a Maestro in Midfield with his accurate passes and hard shots and great effort.

There was a great competition, Egyptians Amr Zaki, Mohamed Abotreika, and Essam El Hadary, Ghanaian Sulley Montari of Portsmouth with the Egyptian Hosny Abd Rabou of El-Ismaily but Cameronian Great former player Roger Milla who is best African player in last 50 years and Nigerian Coach Berty Fogets and Ben Kofe and Zambian Star Kalocha Boalya and Sudanian Shata who is the Chief of Technical committee in CAF with all Technical Board preferred him.

Kalocha Boalya stated that Hosny contributions in scoring goals, making assists and holding the team together as he could defend and attack and exist inside penalty area so can hit the post with a very good header in the final although he is a defending midfielder nominated him to win the award.

Shata stated that Hosny fulfilled all the conditions present in the complete player, he is goal scorer, shooter, Play maker, and has good manner and leading character.

The overall performance of Hosny made him the first nominate for winning the golden ball of the tournament as he scored 4 Goals, made two assists, winning Man of the Match twice, excelled in defending and attacking and controlling the rhythm of the play, as a leader for his team qualified him to pick up The Player of the Tournament award ahead of Ivorian Didier Drogba of Chelsea FC and Ghanaian Michael Essien of Chelsea FC and Cameronian Samuel Eto of Barcelona FC and Ivorian Kieta and Malian Diara of Real Madrid.

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