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Egypt to start preparations for Nations Cup qualifier on 24 August

Pharaohs coach Hector Cuper said that he will announce his squad for the Chad game on 22 August

Ahram Online , Monday 17 Aug 2015
Egypt players
Egypt players look on after Tunisia's Fakhreddine Ben Youssef scored during their Africa Cup of Nations group G qualifying soccer match in Cairo, Egypt, Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014 (Photo: AP)

Egypt is set to start their preparations for next month's clash against Chad in the Nations Cup qualifiers on 24 August, the team's director Alaa Abdel-Aziz announced on Monday.

Chad will host Egypt on 6 September as the Pharaohs will be looking to maintain their winning run in the Nations Cup qualifiers.

Egypt launched their campaign in the African qualifiers with a 3-0 win over Tanzania in Group's G opener in June.

The win saw them share the group summit with Nigeria who defeated Chad 2-0 in the same round in Lagos.

Abdel-Aziz added that coach Hector Cuper will announce his squad for Chad's game on 22 August.

The seven-time African champions are looking to return to the African scene after missing the past three editions of the continental tournament. 

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