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Egypt's U-20 national team flies to Zambia ahead of African Nations Cup

Egypt will take on Mali in their opening match on 26 February

Ahmed Abd El Rasoul , Wednesday 22 Feb 2017
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Egypt's U-20 national team during a training session (Photo: Ahram Sport)
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Egypt's U-20 national team will arrive in Zambia on Wednesday ahead of their participation at the African Cup of Nations.

The Nations Cup will take place in Zambia starting from 26 February until 12 March as the top four teams will qualify for the 2017 U-20 World Cup in South Korea from 20 May to 11 June.

The young Pharaohs were drawn in Group A of the Africa U-20 Cup of Nations alongside Mali, Guinea and Zambia. They will take on Mali in their opening match on 26 February before playing the other first round match with Guinea and Zambia on 1 and 4 March respectively.         

Amid their recent preparation camp, the Egyptian team, headed by coach Motemed Gamal, defeated Kenya 3-2 in a friendly match at Cairo stadium on Monday.

"I am satisfied with the performance against Kenya. It was an important chance for us to depend on a large number of our players ahead of the African tournament," Gamal said after the match.

Egypt, who missed the 2015 Nations Cup, won the 2013 edition and reached the World Cup in the same year but were eliminated from the group stage.

Egypt's U-20 national team's 21-man squad:

Mohamed Essam El-Ghandour (Ahly), Amr Wael Radwan (Alsharkya), Mostafa Mohamed (Talae El-Geish), Osama Galal Hamed (Petrojet), Mostafa Faramawy (Tanta), Mahmoud Marie (Wadi Degla), Mohamed Abdel-Salam (Petrojet), Ahmed Aboul-Fotouh (Zamalek), Amr Al-Saadawy (Tanta), Ahmed Hani (Ismaily), Ahmed Hamdy (Ahly), Ahmed Ramadan (Ahly), Akram Tawfik (Ahly), Nasser Maher (Petrojet), Karim Nedved (Ahly), Ahmed Mostafa (Petrojet), Taher Mohamed Taher (Le Havre AC), Khalil Hagagy khalil (FC Zürich), Mahmoud Samy (Dakhlya), Amr Marmoush (Wadi Degla), Mostafa Mohamed (Dakhlya).       

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