Egypt's coach calls up Chelsea's Salah for CAN qualifiers camp

Eslam Omar, Monday 18 Aug 2014

Chelsea's Mohamed Salah among 11 Egyptians playing abroad who have been called for national duty, ahead of Senegal and Tunisia clashes

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Chelsea's Mohamed Salah (R) celebrates after scoring a goal against Stoke City during their English Premier League soccer match at Stamford Bridge in London April 5, 2014 (Photo: Reuters)

Eleven foreign-based players for Egypt's national team have been called up by the Pharaoh's technical staff for a preparatory camp ahead of the 2015 African Cup of Nations qualifiers.

Head coach Shawky Gharib – who won the CAN three times in a row (2006, 2008 and 2010) as an assistant to coach Hassan Shehata – is bidding for a return through Morocco's championship gates, after the team missed the last two editions in 2012 and 2013 under American manager Bob Bradley.

In the 2015 CAN qualifiers, Egypt will play in Group G along with Tunisia, Senegal and Botswana. They are scheduled to be hosted by the Senegalese team on 5 September in the qualifiers opener.

The 11 player list is as follows:

Chelsea striker Mohamed Sallah; Hull City right winger Ahmed Elmohamady; Basel's Mohamed El-Nenny and Ahmed Hamoudy, the Nacional de Madeira duo; defender Ali Ghazal and midfielder Saleh Gomaa, Grasshopper forward Mahmoud Abdel-Moneim 'Kahraba', Sporting pair; midfielder Mahmoud Abdel-Razik 'Shikabala' and defender Rami Rabea; Rio Ave FC attacker Ahmed Hassan 'Koka' and Fiorentina defender Ahmed Hegazy.

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