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Cúper calls up 10 Ahly, 7 Zamalek for upcoming friendlies
Egypt coach Héctor Cúper has announced the final 25-man squad for the Pharaohs’ upcoming training camp in the UAE ahead of their October friendlies.
The Egyptian national team will face Senegal and Zambia on October 8 and 11 respectively, ahead of their preparation for the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers.
The Argentine coach, who has previously named a 56-man initial squad list, announced the national team’s final squad following Al Ahly’s game against Orlando pirates in the CAF Confederation Cup.
Cúper included eight of Al Ahly players who lost 4-3 against the South African side to the squad. The unregistered defense duo Rami Rabia and Ahmed Hegazy were also included in the list.
Cúper also named seven Zamalek players to join the national team squad after the Whites’ 3-0 win against Etoile Sportive du Sahel in the CAF Confederation Cup. Hazem Emam and Ayman Hefny missed due to injury.
59-year-old Cúper has previously called-up six foreign-based players among them was Panetolikos FC player Amr Warda.
Goalkeepers: Sherif Ekramy (Al Ahly), Ahmed El-Shennawy (Zamalek), El-Mahdi Soliman (Smouha), Ali Lotfi (ENPPI)
Defenders: Ahmed Hegazy, Saad Samir, Rami Rabia, Sabry Rahil, Bassem Ali (Al Ahly), Ali Gabr, Omar Gaber (Zamalek), Mohamed Abdel-Shafy (Ahli Jeddah; Saudi Arabia)
Midfielders: Mahmoud Kahraba, Tarek Hamed (Zamalek), Momen Zakaria, Abdallah El-Said, Mohamed Hamdy Zaki (Al Ahly), Mohamed El-Nenny (FC Basel; Switzerland), Mahmoud Trezeguet (Anderlecht; Belgium), Amr Warda (Panetolikos, Greece)
Forwards: Mohamed Salah (AS Roma; Italy), Bassem Morsi, Ahmed Hassan Mekki (Zamalek), Amr Gamal (Al Ahly), Ahmed Hassan Koka (Braga; Portugal)