Egypt’s Argentine coach, Héctor Cúper has announced the list of 23 Egypt-based players who will be attending the national team camp from the 8th of April to the 11th.
Héctor Cúper’s squad sees only five non-Al Ahly and Zamalek players. Ayman Hefny returned to the squad after missing due to injury last time.
The Pharoahs will face an uphill battle to qualify for the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) for the first time in four attempts when it comes up against West African giants Nigeria who also missed out on their title defence earlier this year.
The training sessions will be held at the El-Hadaf football pitches in 6th of October, which were torched in February.
Recall that the Egyptian national team got off to a promising start under Cúper last month, as goals from Bassem Morsi and Mahmoud Trezeguet saw them down Equatorial Guinea 2-0 in Cairo.
Bassem Aly, Hossam Ghaly, Emad Meteb, Sherif Ekramy, Saad Samir, Hussein El-Sayed, Walid Soliman, Momen Zakria (Al Ahly), Ali Fathy (Arab Contractors), Ahmed Hassan Mekki (Haras El Hodood), Amr El-Sulaya (Ismaily), Mohamed El-Shennawy (Petrojet), Ayman Ashraf (Smouha), Hazem Emam, Ali Gabr, Khaled Kamar, Ayman Hefny, Bassem Morsi, Ibrahim Salah, Ahmed El-Shennawy, Ahmed Tawfik, Ahmed Eid Abdel Malek, Ahmed Dewidar (Zamalek).
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6 Draws 6
4 Losses 5
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