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Road to Kenya: Ramzy announces squad for Benin friendly

Road to Kenya: Ramzy announces squad for Benin friendly
Egypt locals national team coach  has chosen his 24-man squad for the friendly match against in preparations for qualifiers.

The squad will join a training camp from the 22nd to 28th of March and will face Benin in a friendly game on the 27th to prepare for the 2018 Africa Nations Championship qualifiers, which will be played in August.

Egypt is participating in the CHAN qualifiers for the first time and will face Morocco on August 11 in Cairo before facing them a week later in Morocco, with the winner qualifying for the final tournament‎ in Kenya.

CHAN, which is also known as the , is a tournament for local based players only and it’s held every two years like the Africa Cup of Nations.

The squad:

Goalkeepers: Emad El-Sayed (Tala’a El-Gaish), Mohamed Awad (Ismaily), Islam Tarek (Tanta).

Defenders: Hussein El-Shahat, Ahmed Samy (Misr El-Maqassa), Ragab Bakar (Smouha), Salah Soliman (ENPPI), Mahmoud Alaa, El-Sayed Salem(Wadi Degla), Mahmoud Metwally (Ismaily), Mohamed Hamdi (Al Masry), Ahmed Aboul-Fetouh (Zamalek).

Midfielders: Nour El-Sayed (Ittihad of Alexandria), Mohamed Helal (Wadi Degla), Mostafa Shebeita, Mohamed Ramadan, Naser Maher (Petrojet), Mohamed Hassan (Baladeyet El-Mahalla), Ibrahim Hassan (Ismaily), Mohamed Antar (Assiouty Sport), Hesham Mohamed (Misr El-Maqassa), Karim Walid ‘Nedved’ (Al Ahly).

Forwards: Amr Marei (ENPPI), Khaled Kamar (Ittihad of Alexandria).

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