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Eight dropped from Egypt squad vs Chile; Ahly, Zamalek players won’t face Jamaica

Egypt national team squad

Egypt manager Shawky Gharib dropped eight players from his squad ahead of the team’s May 30 friendly with Chile. However, those eight will rejoin the squad for their friendly against Jamaica five days later, replacing the team’s Ahly and Zamalek contingent, which will rejoin their respective clubs after contesting Chile.

Among those dropped include goalkeeper Mohamed El-Shennawy (Petrojet); defenders Mahmoud Ezzat (Arab Contractors), Ali Gaber (Ittihad Alexandria), Ahmed Dweidar (Ittihad El-Shorta); and forwards Salah Amin (Tala’a El-Gaish) and Ahmed Sherwida (Ittihad Alexandria).

Meanwhile Portugal-based duo Saleh Gomaa (Nacional de Madera) and Ahmed Hassan ‘Koka’ (Rio Ave) are headed to join Egypt’s Olympic team.

Goalkeepers Mohamed El-Shennawy (Petrojet) and Mohamed Awad (Ismaily); defenders Ali Gaber (Ittihad Alexandria), Mahmoud Ezzat (Arab Contractors), and Hussein El-Sayed (Maqassa); midfielder Momen Zakareya; and forwards Basem Morsi (Entag El-Harby) and Ahmed Sherwida (Ittihad Alexandria) all received maiden call-ups.

Egypt squad for Chile friendly

Goalkeepers: Sherif Ekramy (Ahly), Essam El-Hadary (Wadi Degla), Ahmed El-Shennawy (Masry), Mohamed El-Shennawy (Petrojet), Mohamed Awad (Ismaily)

Defenders: Aly Ghazal (Nacional de Madera – Portugal), Ahmed Fathi (Ahly), Rami Rabia (Ahly) Ahmed Said (Smouha), Shawky Said (Ismaily), Ibrahim Abdel-Khaleq (Smouha), Ali Fathi (Arab Contractors), Hussein El-Sayed (Maqassa)

Midfielders: Mohamed El-Nenny (Basel – Switzerland), Hossam Ghaly (Lierse – Belgium), Ahmed Elmohamady (Hull City – England), Hosni Abd-Rabo (Ismaily), Omar Gaber (Zamalek), Momen Zakareya (Zamalek), Hazem Emam (Zamalek), Tarek Hamed (Smouha), Mohamed Farouk (Arab Contractors), Ahmed Hamoudi (Smouha)

Forwards: Mohamed Salah (Chelsea – England), Amr Gamal (Ahly), Basem Morsi (Entag El-Harby), Khaled Kamar (Ittihad El-Shorta)

Egypt squad for Jamaica friendly

Goalkeepers: Essam El-Hadary (Wadi Degla), Ahmed El-Shennawy (Masry), Mohamed El-Shennawy (Petrojet), Mohamed Awad (Ismaily)

Defenders: Aly Ghazal (Nacional de Madera – Portugal), Ahmed Said (Smouha), Shawky Said (Ismaily), Ali Gaber (Ittihad Alexandria), Ahmed Dweidar (Ittihad El-Shorta), Mahmoud Ezzat (Arab Contractors), Ibrahim Abdel-Khaleq (Smouha), Ali Fathy (Arab Contractors), Hussein El-Sayed (Maqassa)

Midfielders: Mohamed El-Nenny (Basel – Switzerland), Hossam Ghaly (Lierse – Belgium), Ahmed Elmohamady (Hull City – England), Hosni Abd-Rabo (Ismaily), Saleh Gomaa (Nacional de Madera – Portugal), Tarek Hamed (Smouha), Mohamed Farouk (Arab Contractors), Ahmed Hamoudi (Smouha)

Forwards: Mohamed Salah (Chelsea – England), Ahmed Hassan ‘Koka’ (Rio Ave – Portugal), Basem Morsi (Entag El-Harby), Khaled Kamar (Ittihad El-Shorta), Ahmed Sherwida (Ittihad of Alexandria), Salah Amin (Tala’a El-Gaish)

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