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Egypt call up substitute keeper ahead of Nigeria return leg

Egypt goalkeeping coach Ahmed Nagy has called up ENPPI keeper Ali Lotfi to the squad that will face Nigeria on Tuesday after the injury of Essam El-Hadary.

El-Hadary was ruled out of the first leg clash against Nigeria, which ended in a 1-1 draw, after sustaining an gastrocnemius muscle injury during the national team’s training session.

Nagy announced that Lotfi has been included in Egypt squad as a replacement for injured El-Hadary. He will join Zamalek keeper Ahmed El-Shennawy and Petrojet’s Mohamed El-Shennawy in the training camp ahead of the return leg.

The 26-year-old keeper made his Egypt debut in a friendly game against Malawi in June 2015.

Egypt will host Nigeria in the fourth round of the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers at Borg El-Arab Stadium on Tuesday.

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