Mido will sit on final bench

2006-02-10 15:25
Cairo - Former Egyptian golden boy Mido is to sit on the bench in Friday's African Nations Cup final against the Ivory Coast after making up with coach Hassan Shehata.

The 22-year-old Spurs striker was suspended for six months by his country's football association after he openly challenged his substitution in the semi-final against Senegal on Tuesday.

However, he has since apologised for his touchline rant - where he called Shehata a donkey with the coach replying that he was in fact the donkey - and on Thursday night he met with Shehata and Gamal Mubarak, the son of the country's President Hosni, and it was agreed that he could sit on the bench.

Ivory Coast star striker Didier Drogba has said he believes Mido - who played with him at French side Marseille - will play at some point in the final.

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