Egypt kick off final trainings for African Cup

Several foreign-based players are set to arrive Sunday through Wednesday

Ahram Online , Ahram Online , Sunday 1 Jan 2017,
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Egypt national team players start preparations for the 2017 African Cup of Nations

The Egyptian National football team, under the helm of Argentinean coach Hector Cuper, begin Sunday their final preparations for the 2017 African Cup of Nations, taking place in Gabon 14 January through 5 February.

All of the Egypt-based players are set to join the trainings in Cairo International Stadium Sunday.

Foreign-based players joining the training Sunday include defenders Omar Gaber (FC Basel, Switzerland) and Karim Hafez (Racing Club de Lens, France), winger Mahmoud Kaharaba (Itthad Jeddah, Saudi); midfielders Amr Warda (Panetolikos, Greece) and Mahmoud 'Trezeguet' Hassan (Mouscron, Belgium); and forward Ahmed 'Kouka' Hassan (Braga, Portugal).

Midfielders Mohamed Elneny (Arsenal, England) and Mohamed Abdel-Shafi (Ahly Jeddah, Saudi Arabia) are scheduled to arrive in Cairo Sunday.

Striker Mohamed Salah (Roma, Italy) will arrive Monday, two days before defender Ahmed Elmohamady (Hull City, England).

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

Check the full provisional squad here

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