Salah to lead Egypt's foreign-based players in Guinea AFCON qualifier

Ahram Online , Sunday 28 May 2023

Liverpool winger Mohamed Salah headlines Egypt's foreign-based players selected for the upcoming Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier against Guinea on 14 June.

Mohamed Salah
File Photo: Egypt s forward Mohamed Salah (L) fights for the ball with Cameroon s defender Nouhou Tolo during the Africa Cup of Nations (CAN) 2021 semi-final football match between Cameroon and Egypt at Stade d Olembe in Yaounde on February 3, 2022. AFP


The 30-year-old forward is expected to feature in his final game of the season for Liverpool as they face Southampton on Sunday. The Reds endured a disappointing campaign, failing to secure any trophies and missing out on a Champions League spot.

The Egyptian Football Association (EFA) unveiled on Sunday a list of seven-foreign based players, which includes prominent figures such as striker Mostafa Mohamed, Omar Marmoush, and Mahmoud Trezeguet.

Midfielders Sam Morsy and Ahmed Hamdi have retained their places in the squad after being called up in March.

Arsenal midfielder Mohamed Elneny, Ittihad Jeddah midfielder Tarek Hamed, FC Midtjylland winger Emam Ashour, and Alanyaspor striker Ahmed "Kouka" Hassan have been ruled out of this game because of injuries.


Foreign-based list

Ahmed Hegazy (Ittihad Jeddah, Saudi Arabia), Ahmed Hamdi (CF Montreal, Canada), Mahmoud “Trezeguet” Hassan (Trabzonspor, Turkey), Mohamed Salah (Liverpool, England), Mostafa Mohamed (Nantes, France), Omar Marmoush (Wolfsburg, Germany), Sam Morsy (Ipswich Town, England)

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