Egypt call up local-based players for Uganda World Cup qualifier

Egypt call up local-based players for Uganda World Cup qualifier
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Egypt coach Hector Cuper has called up 15 local-based players for the anticipated away game against Uganda on 31 August in the 2018 World Cup qualifiers.

"The team will hold a closed training camp between 21 and 23 August in Cairo, before Cuper announces the details about his squad and preparations for the match," Egyptian Football Association board member Ehab Lehitah stated on Wednesday.

The Pharaohs are scheduled to fly to Kampala in two days before the first-leg, which will take place at the Mandela National Stadium.

The two nations will meet again on 5 September at Alexandria's Borg El-Arab Stadium.

Topping Group E with six points, the Pharaohs are looking for a victory in the Ugandan capital to boost their qualification chances.

Egypt last made it to the World Cup in 1990, and hope to end their 28-year wait with an appearance in Russia next year.

The 15-man local-based squad has been announced as follows:

Goalkeepers: Sherif Ekrami (Ahly), Ahmed El-Shennawy (Zamalek), Mohamed Awaad (Ismaily).

Defenders: Saad Samir (Ahly), Rami Rabia (Ahly), Ali Gabr (Zamalek), Ahmed Fathi (Ahly), Ayman Ashraf (Ahly), Mohamed Fathi (Ismaily).

Midfielders: Tarek Hamed (Zamalek), Ahmed El-Sheikh (Ahly), Hossam Ashour (Ahly), Abdallah El-Said (Ahly), Saleh Gomaa (Ahly).

Strikers: Hossam Hassan (Smouha).

Cuper has called-up 15 foreign-based players last week.

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