Egypt coach Cuper calls up new faces ahead of Togo friendly

Ahram Online , Monday 20 Mar 2017

File Photo: Egypt are hoping to land yet another AFCON crown (Reuters)

Egypt Argentinean manager Hector Cuper has called-up a 25-man squad including several new faces ahead of a training camp the team kicks off on Thursday.

Cuper kept some of his key players in the squad along with new faces that haven't been tested under his helm, including Denmark-born Alexander Jakobsen.

The runners-up of the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations, who are preparing for the upcoming edition's qualifiers, will end their camp on 25 March with a friendly game against Togo.

The Pharaohs will then meet Tunisia from 5 to 13 June.

The seven-time Africa champions were drawn alongside Niger, Swaziland, and their North African rivals, in Group J of the 2019 qualifiers.

The 25-man squad was announced as follows:

Goalkeepers: Essam El-Hadary (Degla), Sherif Ekrami (Ahly), Mahmoud Gennesh (Zamalek)

Defenders: Ahmed Fathi (Ahly), Ahmed Elmohamady (Hull City), Mohamed Abdel-Shafi (Ahly Jeddah), Ahmed Hegazy (Ahly), Saad Samir (Ahly), Ali Gabr (Zamalek), Karim Hafez (Lens), Amr Tarek (ENPPI)

Midfielders: Abdullah El-Said (Ahly), Mohamed Elneny (Arsenal), Tarek Hamed (Zamalek), Mahmoud Trézéguet (Mouscron), Ramadan Sobhi (Stoke City), Mostafa Fathi (Zamalek), Amr Warda (Paok), Sam Morsy (Wigan), Ahmed El-Sheikh (Maqassa)

Strikers: Mohamed Salah (Roma), Amr Gamal (Ahly), Arafa El-Said (Degla), Mahmoud Kahraba (Ittihad Jeddah), Amir Adel (Viborg FF)

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