Gharib names Olympic national team squad for Tunisia, Algeria matches
Olympic national team manager Shawky Gharib has announced his squad for the upcoming training camp ahead of Tunisia and Algeria encounters.
The Pharaohs will face Tunisia and Algeria in friendlies on November 15 and 19 respectively as they prepare for the Tokyo 2020 qualifiers.
The Olympic national team failed to qualify to the 2016 Olympics and will hope to correct that and qualify to the tournament in Japan. They last qualified to the 2012 Olympics in the United Kingdom.
Gharib has called-up six players from Al Ahly, namely Karim Nedved, Akram Tawfik, Ahmed Hamdy, Nasser Maher, Mahmoud El-Gazzar, and Mostafa Shobeir, while Ahmed Yassar Rayan failed to make the cut.
Omar Salah, Ahmed Fetouh, and Mohamed Camacho will be the Zamalek’s representatives in the national team, with Ismaily trio Mohamed Sadek, Abdel-Rahman Magdy, and Wagih Abdel-Hakim making the squad.
On the other hand, Taher Mohamed Taher will be unavailable as he was handed a debut call-up to the Egypt national team, while Gent forward Ahmed Mostafa and Ittihad of Alexandria’s Marwan El-Nagar were snubbed by Gharib.
Goalkeepers: Mostafa Shobeir (Al Ahly), Omar Salah (Zamalek), Omar Radwan (El-Gouna), Shehab Eldin Khaled (El-Dakhelya), Mohamed Sobhi (Petrojet)
Defenders: Mahmoud El-Gazzar (Al Ahly), Ahmed Fetouh, Mohamed Camacho (Zamalek), Mahmoud Marei (Wadi Degla), Osama Galal (Misr El-Makkasa), Karim El-Eraki (Al Masry),
Midfielders: Akram Tawfik, Karim Nedved, Ahmed Hamdi, Nasser Maher (Al Ahly), Mohamed Sadek, Abdelrahman Magdi, Wagih Abdelhakim (Ismaily), Sherif Reda, Mohamed Metwaly (Smouha), Ahmed Ramadan (Wadi Degla), Mohab Yasser (Nogoom FC), Ghanam Mohamed (Entag El-Harby), Youssef El Gohary (Arab Contractors), Emam Ashour (Haras El-Hodood).
Forwards: Nasser Mansi (Pyramids FC), Mostafa Mohamed (Tala’ea El Gaish)
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