Egypt announce final squad for Africa Cup of Nations

Four players were dropped out of Egypt's provisional squad for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations

Eslam Omar , Eslam Omar , Wednesday 4 Jan 2017,
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Egypt Argentinean coach Hector Cuper (AFP)
Egypt Argentinean coach Hector Cuper (AFP)

Egypt Argentinean coach Hector Cuper has eliminated four players from the 27-man provisional squad he announced earlier this week for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations, bringing the squad down to 23 players per CAF-mandated maximum.

The four players are: Masry's defender Hamada Tolba and midfielder Ahmed Gomaa, Zamalek midfielder Mohamed Ibrahim and Ismaily goalkeeper Mohamed Awad.

The team are currently in final training camp for the Cup.

They will play Tunisia in a freindly on Sunday at Cairo International Stadium.

After missing the past three editions, record holders of seven Nations Cup titles, Egypt will take on Ghana, Mali and Uganda in Group D of the 2017 cup.

The 2017 Africa Cup of Nations will take place in Gabon from 14 January - 5 February. 

 

Egypt's final squad is as follows:

Keepers:

Ahmed El-Shennawi (Zamalek), Essam El-Hadary (Wadi Degla) and Sherif Ekramy (Ahly).

Defenders:

Ahmed Dwidar (Zamalek), Ahmed Elmohamady (Hull City, England), Ahmed Fathi (Ahly), Ahmed Hegazy (Ahly), Ali Gabr (Zamalek), Karim Hafez (Racing Club de Lens - France), Mohamed Abdel-Shafi (Ahly Jeddah, Saudi Arabia), Omar Gaber (FC Basel, Switzerland) and Saad Samir (Ahly).

Midfielders:

Abdallah El-Said (Ahly), Amr Warda (Panetolikos, Greece), Ibrahim Salah (Zamalek), Mahmoud 'Trezeguet' Hassan (Mouscron, Belgium), Mohamed Elneny (Arsenal, England), Tarek Hamed (Zamalek) and Ramadan Sobhi (Stoke City, England)

Forwards:

Ahmed Hassan 'Kouka' (Braga, Portugal), Mahmoud Abdel-Moneim 'Kahraba' (Ahly Jeddah, Saudi Arabia), Marwan Mohsen (Ahly) and Mohamed Salah (AS Roma, Italy).

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