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Cúper calls up ten Ahly, eight Zamalek for Eq. Guinea friendly
Egypt national team manager Héctor Cúper has announced the Pharoahs squad for their friendly game against Equatorial Guinea on 26 March.
The 59-year-old has named ten players from Al Ahly and another eight from Zamalek for the upcoming game, which is part of the Egyptian team’s preparation for the 2017 African Cup of Nations qualifiers set to start in June.
The Argentinean coach has already called up nine foreign-based players to his squad earlier Monday with Fiorentina star Mohamed Salah heading the list.
This will be the first test for Cúper who took over the Egyptian national team earlier this month after Shawky Gharib stepped down last November after failing to qualify for the 2015 African Cup of Nations.
The friendly game will be played in Morocco due to security concerns as the Egyptian security officials refused to host the game in Egypt.
Goalkeepers: Sherif Ekramy (Al Ahly), Ali Lotfy (ENPPI), Mohamed El-Shennawy (Petrojet), Ahmed El-Shennawy (Zamalek).
Defenders: Mohamed Abdel-Shafy (Al-Ahli Jeddah, Saudi Arabia), Bassem Ali, Mohamed Naguib, Saad Samir, Hussein El-Sayed (Al Ahly), Ahmed Elmohamady (Hull City), Shawky El-Said (Ismaily), Ahmed Hegazy (Perugia, Italy), Rami Rabia (Sporting B, Portugal), Ahmed Fathi (Umm Salal, Qatar), Ragab Nabil (Wadi Degla), Ali Gabr (Zamalek).
Midfielders: Hossam Ghaly, Mahmoud Hassan ‘Trezeguet’, Walid Soliman, Momen Zakaria (Al Ahly), Mohamed El-Nenny (FC Basel, Switzerland), Amr El-Sulaya (Ismaily), Saleh Gomaa (CD Nacional, Portugal), Ibrahim Abdel-Khalek, Ayman Ashraf (Smouha), Hazem Emam, Ayman Hefny, Ibrahim Salah, Ahmed Tawfik (Zamalek).
Strikers: Emad Meteb (Al Ahly), Mahmoud Kahraba (ENPPI), Mohamed Salah (Fiorentina, Italy), Ahmed Hassan ‘Koka’ (Rio Ave, Portugal), Khaled Kamar, Bassem Morsi (Zamalek).