Aguirre calls 13 foreign-based players for AFCON qualifier against Niger
Egypt will face Niger on September 8 in the second round of the qualifiers of African showpiece event. The Pharaohs occupy the last place in Group J, which includes Tunisia, Niger and Swaziland, after losing the first round encounter against Carthage Eagles 1-0 in Rades in June 2017.
Aguirre’s called up list has seen the return of Vancouver Whitecaps midfielder Aly Ghazal four years later since his last appearance for Egypt in September 2014 against Tunisia.
New Olympiacos signing Ahmed Hassan Kouka and Al Ain FC winger Hussein El-Shahat were also included in the Mexican manager’s list, meanwhile Abdallah El-Said and Mahmoud Shikabala have been left out.
The 13 foreign-based players:
Mohamed Awad (Al Wehda), Ahmed Hegazi (West Bromwich), Mohamed Salah (Liverpool), Mohamed Elneny (Arsenal), Sam Morsy (Wigan Athletic), Ramadan Sobhi (Huddersfield Town), Ahmed Elmohamady (Aston Villa), Amro Tarek (Orlando City), Aly Ghazal (Vancouver Whitecaps), Mahmoud Trezeguet (Kasimpasa), Amr Wardo (PAOK), Ahmed Hassan Koka (Olympiacos), Hussein El-Shahat (Al Ain).
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