Micale names Egypt's first U-23 squad after taking over

Ahmed Abd El Rasoul , Tuesday 13 Sep 2022

Egypt U-23 national football team’s new coach Rogerio Micale announced on Tuesday a 28-man squad for the first training camp under his guidance that will kick off on Thursday.

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The Young Pharaohs will enter a training camp from 15 to 27 September amid preparations for the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.

Earlier in August, the Egyptian Football Association (EFA) announced it was appointing Brazilian coach Micale, 53, as the new coach, succeeding former coach Shawky Gharib, who was sacked in February.

According to the draw that was held on 18 August, the 2019 U-23 AFCON champions will start their qualifiers from the second stage to the tournament, which will take place in Morocco in June 2023.

The U-23 national team will face the winner from the Eswatini and Botswana faceoff in the second stage of the qualifiers as the first leg game will be held away on 21-23 October, and the second leg will be played in Cairo on 28-30 October.

The Young Pharaohs will face the winner of the Sierra Leon and Zambia match in the third stage of the qualifiers if they win in the second stage.

Egypt won the 2019 U-23 AFCON, which was held at home, and qualified for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, where they bid farewell to the tournament after losing 0-1 to Brazil in the quarterfinals.

Egypt’s U-23 national team’s 28-man squad:

Goalkeepers: Hamza Alaa, Aly El-Gabry, Aly Nader, Ahmed Nader El-Sayed.

Defenders: Mohamed Ashraf Bakry, Mohamed Maghraby, Mohamed Tarek, Abdullah Adel, Osama El-Gazar, Eslam Elmzayen, Eyad El-Askalany, Hesham Shaban Hafez.

Midfielders: Rafaat Khalil, Zyad Kamal, Walid Aly Farag, Moustafa Saad, Araby Badr, Mahmoud Saber, Emad Mayhoub, Zyad Mohamed Farag, Mohamed Shehata, Karim Mohamed, Abdel-Ghany Mohamed, Aly Zazaa, Mahmoud Gehad.

Forwards: Osama Faisal, Ahmed Sayed Gharib, Abdel-Rahman Atef.

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