Egypt goalkeeper Ekramy recovers from injury in time for Uganda

Ahram Online , Thursday 19 Jan 2017,
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Egypt's goalkeeper Sherif Ekramy takes part in a training session at Cairo Stadium during their final training camp. (Reuters)

Egypt and Ahly goalkeeper Sherif Ekramy has recovered from a hamstring injury he sustained last week in time to join Thursday's training.

The 33-year-old keeper is confirmed to be ready for Saturday's game against Uganda in Egypt's second game of the Africa Cup of Nations, the team's doctor Mohamed Abou El-Ela told reporters.

The Pharaohs are in a goalkeeping crisis, with first-choice keeper Ahmed El-Shennawi picking up the same hamstring injury during the team's 0-0 draw against Mali on Tuesday. The injury will force him out for the rest of the tournament.

Veteran keeper Essam El-Hadary replaced El-Shennawi in the 25th minute of Tuesday's game, allowing the 44-year-old to break the record for the oldest player to compete in the Africa Cup of Nations.

After Uganda, the record-holders of seven nations cup trophies will face Ghana on 25 January.

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