Egypt coach announces squad for Ghana's World Cup qualifier

Published November 1st, 2016 - 04:07 GMT
Egypt national football team
Egypt national football team

Egyptian national team manager Hector Cuper has called-up 23 players for the coming crucial game against Ghana in the second round of the 2018 World Cup qualifiers.

The game is scheduled for 13 November in Borg El-Arab stadium in Alexandria.

Egypt have made a good start in the World Cup qualifier with an away victory against Congo, while Ghana were held to a disappointing goalless draw at home by minnows Uganda.

The Pharaohs are leading group E with three points, two ahead of second-placed Ghana.

Seven-time African champions, Egypt has made only two World Cup appearances, both in Italy in 1934 and 1990.

Egypt 23-man squad:

Goalkeepers: Essam El-Hadary (Wadi Degla), Ahmed El-Shennawi (Zamalek), Sherif Ekramy (Ahly)

Defenders: Omar Gaber (FC Basel, Switzerland) Ahlmed Fathi, Ahmed Hegazy (Ahly), Ahmed Dwidar, Ali Gabr (Zamalek), Hamada Toulba (Masry), Ahmed Elmohamady (Hull City, England), Mohamed Abdel-Shafi (Ahly Jeddah, KSA)

Midfielders: Moemen Zakareya , Abdallah El-Said (Ahly), Ibrahim Salah, Tarek Hamed, Mostafa Fathi (Zamalek), Mahmoud Hassan "Trezeguet" (Excelsior Mouscron, Belgium), Mohamed Elneny (Arsenal, England), Mohamed Salah (Roma, Italy), Ramadan Sobhi (Stoke City, England), Amr Warda (Panetolikos, Greece)

Strikers: Ahmed Hassan "Kouka" (Braga, Portugal), Bassem Morsi (Zamalek).

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