File Photo: Egypt's coach Hossam El-Badri. Al-Ahram
The Egyptian national team coach Hossam El-Badry announced on Thursday the locally based players list for the Pharaohs' camp ahead of African World Cup qualifiers against Angola and Gabon.
El-Badry had previously announced last week five players from abroad who will join the team.
Egypt will host Angola in Cairo on 1 September, in the first round of the qualifiers, before flying out to face Gabon on 5 September in the second round of the qualifiers.
Despite the English Premier League clubs’ decision not to allow Egyptian players to join their national team, El-Badry’s squad list included Liverpool winger Mohamed Salah, and Arsenal’s midfielder Mohamed Elneny.
El-Badry called on veteran midfielder Abdallah El-Said, and several strikers such as Mohamed Sherif and Salah Mohsen in case Mohamed Salah could not join.
The training camp is expected to start on 28 August, with the following players:
Goalkeepers: Mohamed Al-Shennawi (Ahly), El-Hany Soliman (Smouha), Mohamed Abo Gabal (Zamalek)
Defenders: Akram Tawfik (Ahly), Ayman Ashraf (Ahly), Baher El-Mohamady (Ismaily), Omar Gaber (Pyramids), Ali Gabr (Pyramids), Ahmed Hegazi (Ittihad of Jeddah), Mohamed Abel Shafy (Zamalek), Ahmed Fatouh (Zamalek), Mahmoud ‘El-Wensh’ Hamdy (Zamalek)
Midfielders: Tarek Hamed (Zamalek), Ahmed ‘Zizo’ Sayed (Zamalek), Amr El-Sulaya (Ahly), Hamdy Fathy (Ahly), Hussein El-Shahat (Ahly), Mohamed ‘Afsha’ Magdy (Ahly), Mostafa Fathy (Smouha), Ramadan Sobhi (Pyramids), Abdallah El-Said (Pyramids), Mohamed Elneny Arsenal
Forwards: Salah Mohsen (Ahly), Mohamed Sherif (Ahly), Mostafa Mohamed (Galatasaray), Ahmed ‘Koka’ Hassan (Olympiacos), Mohamed Salah Liverpool