Aguirre names Egypt squad for Africa Cup of Nations
Egypt coach Javier Aguirre has officially announced the Pharaohs 25-man provisional squad that will take on their rivals in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, with few to no surprises related to the projected choices of the squad members.
The draw for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations has been conducted in Egypt back in April with the hosts being drawn in a tough group with DR Congo, Uganda and Zimbabwe.
The tournament will commence with Egypt vs Zimbabwe on Friday 21st of June in Cairo.
In addition to the familiar names, the squad saw the inclusion of Egyptian veteran players Abdallah El-Said and Walid Soliman after both were constantly overlooked by the Mexican technician since he took over as Egypt coach.
Full Egypt squad:
Goalkeepers: Ahmed El-Shennawy (Pyramids), Mohamed El-Shennawy (Al Ahly), Mohamed Abou-Gabal (Smouha), Mahmoud Gennesh (Zamalek)
Defenders: Ahmed El-Mohamady (Aston Villa), Baher El-Mohamady (Ismaily), Ahmed Hegazi (West Bromwich), Mahmoud Alaa (Zamalek), Mahmoud Hamdy El-Wensh (Zamalek), Ahmed Ayman Mansour (Pyramids), Omar Gaber (Pyramids), Ayman Ashraf (Al Ahly), Ahmed Aboul-Fotouh (Smouha)
Midfielders: Tarek Hamed (Zamalek), Mohamed Elneny (Arsenal), Ali Ghazal (Feirense), Nabil Emad Dunga (Pyramids), Walid Soliman (Al Ahly), Abdallah El-Said (Pyramids), Mohamed Salah (Liverpool), Mahmoud Hassan Trezeguet (Kasimpasa), Amr Warda (Atromitos)
Strikers: Ahmed Ali (Arab Contractors), Marwan Mohsen (Al Ahly), Ahmed Hassan Kouka (Olympiacos)
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