Mohamed Salah & Ahmed Hegazy – Press image courtesy file photo
Cairo – 26 February 2019: Egypt national team manager, Javier Aguirre, announced on Tuesday that national team squad that will face Niger on March 23 at the last round of 2019 African Cup of Nations’ Qualifiers and Nigeria three days later in a friendly game in Lagos.
Aguirre excluded Liverpool winger, Mohamed Salah and West Bromwich defender, Ahmed Hegazi, and he preferred to leave them available for their clubs.
Liverpool are leading the Premier League table with one point ahead of the defending champions, Manchester City, and the club counts on Salah to help them achieve their first League title since 1990.
On the other hand, Hegazi and his teammates in West Bromwich hope to seal promotion to the Premier League.
They are fourth at the championship table with 60 points, six points behind the leaders, Norwich City.
Aguirre’s chosen squad consists of:
Mahmoud Gennesh, Mahmoud Abou-Gabal, Ahmed El-Shennawy, Amer Amer
Omar Gaber, Mohamed Hany, Ali Gabr, Mahmoud Alaa, Baher El-Mohamady, Ahmed Ayman Mansour, Karim Hafez, Ahmed Aboul-Fotouh
Amr El-Sulaya, Mohamed Elneny, Tarek Hamed, Ali Ghazal, Mohamed Nabil Dunga, Mahmoud Trezeguet, Ammar Hamdy, Abdulrahman Magdy, Eslam Gaber
Ahmed Hassan Kouka, Salah Mohsen, Mostafa Mohamed
Mostafa Mohamed, Mohamed Nabil Dunga, Ahmed Aboul-Fotouh, Ahmed Ayman Mansour, Ammar Hamdy and Abdulrahman Magdy will wear the national team jersey for the first time.
Egypt have already secured their spot at 2019 African Cup of Nations as they share the top of the Group with Tunisia with 12 points each, on the top of winning the rights to host the tournament last January.
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