Aguirre settled on 90% of Egypt squad for AFCON – Assistant
The Egyptian national team technical staff led by coach Javier Aguirre have named their 25-man squad for their ultimate Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Niger and the friendly match against Nigeria.
The Pharaohs’ encounter against Niger will be taking place on the 23rd of March. Following the game, the Pharaohs will head to Lagos for their amicable game against Nigeria on March 26.
“Aguirre has settled on 80-90% of the names that will join our squad at the African Cup. We feel comfortable as we are guaranteed a spot at the finals that will be played at home,” Ramzy told MBC Masr.
“The final squad will be announced in two months, so will involve a bigger vision after we have seen the new faces play at this camp. Leaving out some players this time doesn’t mean that they won’t join the team again.”
“The Niger and Nigeria matches are a chance to examine new faces that could have a role in the African Cup, especially as they will play under the fans’ pressure against Nigeria, like in official games.”
“We want to give the youth players a chance, and also to prepare and provide them with the experience of preparatory camps, even if they aren’t selected for tournament.”
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