Bob Bradley and Zak Adbel
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American Exports: Bradley rounds out his Egypt staff

AMSTERDAM — Egypt officially announced members of new boss Bob Bradley's staff this weekend, after the former US national team boss watched his new team close out an unsuccessful African Cup of Nations qualifying campaign with a win in Cairo.

As expected, former Chivas USA and US national team assistant Zak Abdel — a native of Egypt (above, far left) — will be the goalkeeper's coach. Former Egypt Under-20 coach Diaa Al-Sayed will be Bradley's assistant coach.

"They will start working immediately and will be in charge of leading the team in the friendly encounter against Brazil on 14 November in Doha, Qatar," federation chief Samir Zaher told Egyptian daily Ahram.

The Pharoahs, who are also slated to welcome the Samba Kings to Cairo in February, begin 2014 World Cup qualifying in June. Egypt U-23 coach Hany Ramzy was in charge for Saturday's 3-0 win over Niger, after which he gave Bradley a full scouting report on the Olympic pool players.