Ahead of their 2018 FIFA World Cup campaign, the Egyptian Football Association has teamed up with Catapult Sports to deliver the brand’s sports performance technology to improve team and player performance.
The partnership will see the likes of Liverpool forward Mo Salah use one of 25 PlayerTek units to help optimise performance and reduce injury risk.
The PlayerTek units help by tracking distance covered, speed, PlayerLoad, impacts, work ratio and heart rate, as well as offer coaches and sports scientists insight into the condition and performance of their players.
Currently preparing to compete in the FIFA World Cup in Russia, Egypt’s coaching staff have recently received product training to enable them to get the 'PlayerTek by Catapult' systems up and running before the tournament, which kicks off this Thursday.
Catapult Sports provides solutions to over 1,500 teams around the world, including Chelsea, Borussia Dortmund, Ajax, LA Galaxy, Leicester City and Bayer Leverkusen.
Catapult representative Moustafa Ali said: “As Egypt prepares for its first World Cup in 28 years, the team is making sure that its stars are in the best shape possible ahead of this historic moment. The team’s medical staff have made a great effort to ensure that they have all the latest technologies, and this partnership with Catapult will ensure the team is fully equipped and ready for the challenge.”
Juan José González-Contreras, head of sales at Catapult Sports, commented on the agreement: “Egypt are one of Africa’s leading teams on the international stage. The EFA’s decision to select Catapult highlights their commitment to improving athlete monitoring processes and the wider performance infrastructure at the very highest level. We look forward to following the team’s progress in Russia this summer.”