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Cúper announces squad for Chad AFCON qualifier

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Posted on August 23, 2015

Egypt national team

Egypt manager Héctor Cúper has announced on Saturday his 27-man squad for the upcoming 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier against Chad.

UPDATE: Tarek Hamed was called up to the squad on 24th of August and has been added to the players list.

The Argentine coach’s team is predictably dominated by players from newly-crowned champions Zamalek and fellow Cairo giants Al Ahly. However, the Whites’ skillful duo Ayman Hefny and Mostafa Fathy were both left out due to injuries.

The squad also included seven players plying their trade overseas.

The list has witnessed many surprises with the exclusion of Al Ahly’s Ahmed Fathi and the inclusion of the injured duo Amr Gamal and Saleh Gomaa. Zamalek’s Hamada Tolba was also included in the squad.

Egypt and Chad will play their second match in Group G in N’Djamena on Sunday, September 6.

The Pharaohs top the group over Nigeria on goal difference after beating Tanzania in their first qualifier.

Full squad:

Goalkeepers: Sherif Ekramy (Al Ahly), Ahmed El-Shennawy (Zamalek), El-Mahdi Soliman (Smouha), Ali Lotfy (ENPPI)

Defenders: Saad Samir, Hussein El-Sayed (Al Ahly), Ali Gabr, Hazem Emam, Hamada Tolba (Zamalek), Rami Rabia (Sporting CP; Portugal), Ahmed Hegazy (ACF Fiorentina; Italy), (Ahli Jeddah; Saudi Arabia)

Midfielders: Omar Gaber, Ibrahim Salah, Mahmoud Kahraba, Ahmed Tawfik, Tarek Hamed (Zamalek), Saleh Gomaa, , Momen Zakaria (Al Ahly), Mohamed El-Nenny (FC Basel; Switzerland), Mahmoud Trezeguet (Anderlecht; Belgium)

Forwards: (; Italy), Ahmed Hassan Mekki, Bassem Morsi (Zamalek), Amr Gamal, Mohamed Hamdy Zaki (Al Ahly), Ahmed Hassan Koka (Rio Ave FC; Portugal)

6 Comments

  1. Yehya

    August 23, 2015 at 2:55 AM

    Where’s Elmo ….. Mohamady. I know he hasn’t shined with the NT yet but I thought its because he was never used right besides he needs a tall striker who can head the ball that can gain from his crosses.

  2. gogi

    August 23, 2015 at 2:18 PM

    Elmo and Ghazal should be in the squad! Kahraba instead of Mekky. Not sure about Zaki…have never seen him play. Oh, wait…Tolba!? Seriously? 😀

    • gogi

      August 23, 2015 at 2:29 PM

      Ah, Kahraba is there, sorry. But I’d count him as a forward…

  3. Ali AbdUl

    August 24, 2015 at 11:39 AM

    Ali Ghazal should be there, and Elmos current form defiantly deserve a call up

  4. Nader

    August 25, 2015 at 3:29 PM

    My Starting 11:

    Shenawy, H.Emam, Saad, Rabia, Abdelshafi, Elneny, I.Salah, M.Salah, Kahraba, Ramadan, B.Morsi

    Bench: Ekramy, Hegazy, O.Gaber, A.Tawfik, Trezeguet, Momen, Koka

  5. Kyrollos farag

    August 27, 2015 at 5:38 PM

    starting 11
    Shenawy emam gabr i. Gamal tawfik hefny gaber i salah, el nenny, m.salah, kahraba basem morsi,
    Bench. Ekramy trezeguet sobhy s. Samir gamal meteb nagiub

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