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Hegazy to miss Tanzania encounter

Ahmed Hegazy


It has been confirmed that Al Ahly defender Ahmed Hegazy is set to miss ’s encounter against on Saturday in Dar es Salaam.

The Pharaohs will meet Taifa Stars, eyeing at least a draw in order to officially earn qualification to AFCON 2017, having missed out on the three preceding versions, while Tanzania will look to upset Egypt and keep their hopes alive in Group G.

Egypt are set to enter the game without the services of the former Fiorentina defender, who has been ruled out of the game due to a muscle injury.

Egyptian national team doctor announced on Friday that the player has undergone medical tests and will be forced to miss the game.

It has been also reported that Egypt coach Hector Cuper will choose between Zamalek duo Hamada Tolba and Ali Gabr to replace the 25-year-old defender in the team’s lineup.

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