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Egyptian duo Shikabala and Rami Rabia were excluded from Sporting Lisbon’s squad to face Académica, while Marwan Mohsen and Hossam Hassan were named in Gil Vicente’s primary list.
Sporting Lisbon will not see any action from their recently purchased Pharaoh Rami Rabia, 21, or Shikabala – who was brought in last January – this weekend, as the Egyptian duo were excluded from the 19-man squad ahead of their Primeira Liga opener against Academica on the 16th of August.
Aside from the Egyptian duo’s absence, Algerian striker Islam Slimani and Argentine defender Marcos Rojo were both left out of the squad due to disciplinary reasons, with the players trying to force moves away from the club.
In contrast, Gil Vicente’s 25-year-old Egyptians – midfielder Hossam Hassan and striker Marwan Mohsen – could both feature in their game against Vitória Guimarães, subsequent to Sporting Lisbon’s match.
Marwan Mohsen has already had a successful debut with the club, netting a penalty in a friendly against União da Madeira.
Mohsen, along with Hossam Hassan, would be taking their first competitive footsteps on the pitch in Barcelos – having both joined the club last month from Petrojet and Al Masry respectively – however, the squad list is still to be shortened.
Goalkeepers: Rui Patrício and Marcelo Boeck
Defenders: Cédric Soares, Mouhamadou-Naby Sarr, Maurício, Jefferson and Paulo Oliveira
Midfielders: William Carvalho, Adrien Silva, Joao Mario, André Martins and Oriol Rosell
Strikers: Diego Capel, André Carrillo, Junya Tanaka, Heldon, Carlos Mané, Ricardo Esgaio and Freddy Montero.
Gil Vicente Squad:
Goalkeepers: Ivan Cruz, Júlio Neiva, Adriano Facchini, Caleb
Defenders: Pecks, Luís Martens, Gabriel, Evaldo, Ricardinho, Inácio Miguel, Gladstone, Henrique
Midfielders: Luan Scapolan, João Vilela, Alphousseyni Keita, Vítor Gonçalves, Leandro Pimenta, César Peixoto, Luís Silva, Hossam Hassan
Strikers: Avto, Marwan Mohsen, Diogo Viana, Paulinho, Caetano, Goba Zakpa, Diogo Valente, Simy