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Egypt call up substitute keeper ahead of Nigeria return leg

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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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