Mainz forward Mohamed Zidan and Ittihad Jeddah midfielder Hosni Abd-Rabou have joined the Egyptian national team's preparations for their 2014 World Cup qualifier against Mozambique.
“The Pharaohs are now at full strength after the arrival of the foreign-based players at the Borg El-Arab stadium in Alexandria where the team is training,” the team’s executive manager Samir Adly told Ahram Online.
The winners of seven Africa Cup of Nations (CAN) trophies beat Mozambique 2-0 in the 2010 championship in Angola.
Zidan, 32, will not extend his stay with Mainz after rejecting a one-year contract offer from the Bundesliga club, German media reported this week.
Ismaily’s on-loan Abd-Rabou is waiting for a permanent contract with Saudi Arabia's Ittihad Jeddah, which has tabled a 1.5 million euros offer for his services, but Ismaily are holding out for two million euros.
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