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Egypt's Pharoahs suffer foreign-based players absence as Sobhi, Kouka, Morsi miss Niger test

Ahly's striker Marwan Mohsen was called up to Egypt's squad for next week's African Cup of Nations qualifier amid injuries among regular players

Mahmoud Elassal , Sunday 2 Sep 2018
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Egypt's Pharoahs will face Niger in the 2019 African Cup of Nations qualifiers 8 September without Huddersfield winger Ramadan Sobhi, Olympiacos forward Ahmed 'Koka' Hassan, and Wigan's Sam Morsi, due to injuries.

Sobhi has been confirmed to miss the game against Niger as he has not yet recovered from a knee injury, Egypt national team director Hany Ramzy announced late Saturday.

"Ramadan is very sad as he was ready to start the game against Cardiff City in the English Premier League, but he sustained a knee injury and he won't be fit for Niger game on 8 September and will be out of action for two weeks," Ramzy told a television programme.

"Ahmed 'Koka' Hassan also sustained a muscle injury after the Europa League game and he will be out of action from two to three weeks," Ramzy said.

Ahly's striker Marwan Mohsen was called up to Egypt's squad for next week's African Cup of Nations qualifier, to replace injured Ahmed Kouka.

"We also received a letter from Wigan saying that Sam Morsi won't be fit for Niger game," Ramzy added.

Egypt are fourth in the 2019 CAN qualifiers Group J with no points after losing their opening game against Tunisia 1-0 in June.

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