Egypt's Mohamed Salah during the warm up before the match REUTERS/Suhaib Salem
Cairo_ 26 October 2019: Egypt national team manager, Hossam El Badry, announced the list of foreign based players who will join the team for 2021 Africa Cup of Nations Qualifiers.
Liverpool Egyptian winger, Mohamed Salah, returned to the team after he missed the national team camp in October as El Badry decided to rest the winger.
The list also included Mohamed Elneny, Mahmoud Hassan Trezeguet, Ahmed Hegazi, Mahmoud Kahraba and Ahmed Hassan Koka.
Egypt national team prepares for 2021 Africa Cup of Nations Qualifiers under the command of a the new manager El Badry.
Egypt were drawn alongside Kenya, Togo and Comoros.
El Badry spent his entire career as a footballer inside Al-Ahly and he was one of the team members in the late 70s and early 80s before the injury forced him to retire at 26.
El Badry started his managerial career so early and he joined the first team staff in 2002 to serve as a coach assistant to the club’s historic Portuguese manager Manuel Jose.
El Badry became the club’s first man on Al-Ahly’s bench in 2009 and he is considered the club’s best manager in the last decade as he won four Egyptian League titles, three Egyptian Cup titles, Egyptian Super Cup title and 2012 CAF Champions League title during his three spells at Al-Ahly.
El Badry also managed Libya’s Ahli Tripoli, Sudan’s Al Merrikh and Enppi in Egypt.
On international level, El Badry managed the U23 national team in 2013 but he failed to win qualification to the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio.