Egypt U-23s start second camp with El-Badry

Ahmed Abd El Rasoul , Wednesday 19 Mar 2014

In preparation for the 2015 CAF Championship, 41 under-23 players will be tested by new coach Hossam El-Badry at his second training camp with the Young Pharaohs

Egypt U-23 team players
Egypt U-23 team players (Photo: Al-Ahram)

The Egyptian under-23 squad began a training camp on Wednesday in preparation for the 2015 CAF Championship qualifiers.

This is the second gathering for the Young Pharaohs under coach Hossam El-Badry since he took charge in November 2013. The first camp was last month and lasted for five days.

According to the Egyptian Football Association (EFA) website, El-Badry will be testing 41 players at the three-day training camp.

Badry, 53, is contracted to lead the team until the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Egypt qualified for the 2012 Olympics in London for the first time in 20 years, but were knocked in the quarterfinal after slumping to a 3-0 defeat to Japan under former coach Hany Ramzy.

Upon his appointment, El-Badry vowed to build a new generation of skilled players to aid the senior team in their bid to reach the 2018 World Cup.

El-Badry previously led Ahly to Egyptian Premier League and African Champion League titles. He then coached Libya's Ahly, but left the country recently over security concerns in Tripoli.

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