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Alaa Mayhoub announces squad list for U19 African Cup Qualifiers

Posted on March 6, 2014

Egypt U-19

Egypt’s U19 National Team coach Alaa Mayhoub has announced his 29 member squad list that will take part in the U-19 African Cup of Nations in Senegal, 2015.

Other than a handful of players for Egypt-owned Lierse’s Academy, the rest of the players are Egyptian-based with Al-Ahly providing the most players.

The squad list is as follows:

Nabil Abdelaziz, Amr Wael, Ehab Rayan, Ahmed Abdelrassoul, Mohamed Hany, Nasser Maher, Ramadan Sobhi, Hossam Galal, Mohamed Hossam Ashour ()

Youssef Ibrahim “Obama”, Mahmoud Khaled “Shika” ()

Mohamed Magdy, Omar El Wahsh, Khaled Sobhy, Mohamed Alaa “Lala” (Ismaily)

Mohamed Moussa, Ashraf Mohamed, Karim Hafez, Haggag Ouweis, Ahmed Mostafa, Mohamed Helal (Lierse SK Academy)

Islam El Sayyed, Mohamed Magdy (ENPPI) Loai Alaa (Al-Masry) Akram Abd Rabo (Ittihad Alexandria) Moataz Mohamed (Arab Contractors) Mahmoud Ragheb (Al Senbellawein) Hatem Mahmoud (Al Tersana) Mohamed Abu-leila (Petrojet)

It’s worth noting that there are a lot of U19 Egyptians based in Europe who have not been included into the squad by Alaa Mayhoub, including: Omar Thaali (FC Luzern, Switzerland), Amr Mokhtar and Adham Torky (Gil Vicente, Portugal), Rhami-Jasin Ghandour (VFL Wolfsburg, Germany), Abdallah Gomaa (FC Union Berlin, Germany), Faris Afifi (FC Utrecht, Netherlands), Hamid Yasin (Metalurg Donetsk, Ukraine).


  1. Omar

    March 7, 2014 at 2:51 AM

    Over and over again I try to understand some of our national teams (no matter if its senior u-23 u-20 or u-19) coaches in their selections of players and I can’t understand.

    Other than the usual ”ignore an in form or promising young talent for the usual older faces that are under performing” thing, there is also that tendency to completely ignore young Egyptians playing in Europe.These players for a lot of them are full Egyptians (mother and father) and are already performing in good European league. Why ignore the players until they get snatched buy the European country they are in ?

    The most ridiculous part is that most of the time when asked, the coaches seem to be completely unaware of the existence of these players. How come we fans know these players and our national team staff can’t manage to do simple researches like that.

    Who is doing the scouting in Egypt ? Is there even someone scouting Egyptian talents outside of Egypt?

  2. amir

    March 7, 2014 at 1:15 PM

    right, man

  3. pharoahman

    June 3, 2014 at 1:33 AM

    I agree with you Omar. I don’t understand why this handful of young talent should go to waste like this. These players need to be put on top of the pecking order before they begin assessing local talent in Egypt.

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