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Héctor Cúper announces squad for upcoming friendlies

Posted on January 21, 2016
Héctor Cúper


manager has named his 32-man squad for the upcoming international friendlies against Jordan and Libya.

The Egyptian national team will face Jordan and Libya at the Aswan stadium on January 27 and 29 respectively, ahead of their preparation for the 2017 AFCON qualifiers.

​Among the 32-man group is Al Ahly full-back , who will be hoping to make his international debut. There is also a return for Al Masry striker , who last featured for the senior side in the 2010 AFCON in Angola, and Ismaily striker Marwan Mohsen, who’s currently the second top scorer in the league with seven goals.

​Al Ahly, Petrojet, Al Masry, ENPPI and Entag El-Harby players will join the national team on January 23 while Zamalek, Ismaily, Smouha and Wadi Degla will join the next day.

​It’s worth mentioning that Egypt have lost only 3 games against Libya since 1961 and never lost a single game against the Jordan football national team.

​Full Squad:

​​Goalkeepers: Sherif Ekramy (Al Ahly), Ahmed El-Shennawy (Zamalek), El-Mahdi Soliman (Smouha), Mohamed El-Shennawy (Petrojet)

Defenders: Ahmed Hegazy, Rami Rabia, Mohamed Hany, Sabry Rahil (Al Ahly), Ali Gabr, Omar Gaber, Hamada Tolba, Ahmed Dewidar (Zamalek), Ayman Ashraf (Smouha), Mohamed Magdy (Al Masry), Ali Fathy (Entag El-Harby), Mohamed Nassef (ENPPI)

Midfielders: Mahmoud Kahraba, Tarek Hamed, Mostafa Fathy, Ayman Hefny(Zamalek), Momen Zakaria, Abdallah El-Said, Hossam Ghaly, Ramadan Sobhy (Al Ahly), Ibrahim Salah (Smouha), Ahmed Magdy (Entag El-Harby), Nour El-Sayed (ENPPI), Karim Mamdouh (Wadi Degla)

Forwards: Amr Gamal (Al Ahly), Bassem Morsi (Zamalek), Ahmed Raouf (Al Masry), Marwan Mohsen (Ismaily)


  1. K

    January 21, 2016 at 8:17 PM

    Why is Bassem Morsi in there, the man hasn’t scored in 6 months. And hefty, what’s he done???It’s all because the assistants of cuper support Zamalek. PLUS WHERE IS EL NENNY AND SALEH GOMAA?!?!!!!!????!! CUPER IS YET TO RELEASE A DECENT SQUAD SINCE COMING TO EGYPT!

    • ahmed

      January 22, 2016 at 12:05 AM

      Stop being a biased Ahlawy cunt and you might have a chance to understand that this squad is local only and that he is doing what he can at the moment with the whole league (including Ahly and Zamalek) playing bad football.

      Hefny is having an okay season. Not much in terms of players in his position having a good season in the league this year. You have a problem with Morsy not scoring for 6 months ( its actually 4), but you dont have problem with Amr Gamal making the squad while the last time he scored was 12….TWELVE….ETNASHAR months ago. Gomaa is injured, but you are too busy being a biased crying cunt to know that despite ironically Gomaa playing for the team you are biased for.

  2. Gameref

    January 21, 2016 at 9:19 PM

    saleh gomaa has been injured and abroad players are not concerned as theses matches are initially not a part of the FIFA agenda.

  3. Faraag

    January 26, 2016 at 3:35 PM

    It’s only friendly he wants to try new players and rest good players for the competitive matches

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