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Egypt’s preliminary squad for AFCON 2019 revealed

Tuesday 21/May/2019 - 01:43 PM
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Pyramids FCs midfielder Abdallah El-Said
Hassnein Tayea
The Egyptian national team's technical staff، under the leadership of Mexican coach Javier Aguirre announced Tuesday the Egyptian Preliminary squad for the African Cup of Nations.

Ahly's playmaker Walid Soliman alongside Pyramids FC's midfielder Abdallah El-Said were featured in the Egyptian squad.

Egyptian league top-scorer Ahmed Aly and Smouha's left-back Ahmed Aboul-Elfotouh were among those selected، while Ahly and Zamalek wingers Ramadan Sobhi and Mahmoud Kahraba were excluded from the squad.

The Egyptian team is due to start a preparatory camp on 6 June to play two friendly matches; the first against Tanzania on 13 June، and the second against Guinea three days later at Alexandria's Borg El-Arab Stadium.

Egypt will play in Group A along with DR Congo، Uganda and Zimbabwe. Egypt will kick off the tournament by playing Zimbabwe on 21 June.

Egypt's preliminary squad:

Goalkeepers: Ahemd El-Shennawi (Pyramids FC)، Mohamed El-Shenawy (Ahly)، Mahmoud Genish (Zamalek)، Mohamed Abou-Gabal (Smouha)

Defenders: Ahmed Elmohamady (Aston Villa)، Ahmed Hegazi (West Bromwich Albion)، Omar Gaber (Pyramids FC)، Ali Ghazal (Feirense)، Ayman Ahsraf (Ahly)، Mahmoud Hamdy (Zamalek)، Baher Elmohamady (Ismaily)، Ahmed Ayman Mansour (Pyramids FC)، Mahmoud Alaa (Zamalek)، Ahmed Aboul fotouh (Smouha)

Midfielders: Walid Soliman (Ahly)، Abdallah El-Said (Pyramids FC)، Mohamed Elneny (Arsenal)، Tarek Hamed (Zamalek)، Mahmoud “Trezeguet” Hassan (Kasimpasa)، Amr Warda (Atromitos)، Nabil Emad (Pyramids FC)

Forwards: Ahmed Aly (Arab Contractors)، Mohamed Salah (Liverpool)، Marwan Mohsen (Ahly)، Ahmed "Kouka" Hassan (Olympiacos)

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