AFCON: Salah, Elneny included in Egypt’s 25-man final squad
December 29, 2021
Egypt coach, Carlos Queiroz, on Wednesday, included Liverpool star Mohamed Salah and Arsenal midfielder Mohamed Elneny in his final squad for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations set to kick off on January 9 in Cameroon.
The seven-time champions will look to extend their record with 25 players in its squad, including Aston Villa forward Mahmoud Hassan “Trezeguet” who had been out of club football due to a knee injury.
Egypt won their last AFCON in the 2010 edition hosted by Angola.
The Pharaos are grouped alongside Nigeria, Sudan and Guinea Bissau in Group D, and will begin their campaign against the Super Eagles on January 11.
Goalkeepers: Mohamed El-Shennawy (Al-Ahly), Mohamed Abu Jabal (Zamalek), Mohamed Sobhi (Pharco), Mahmoud Gad (ENPPI)
Defenders: Akram Tawfiq (Al-Ahly), Ayman Ashraf (Al-Ahly), Ahmed Fetouh (Zamalek), Mahmoud Hamdi (Zamalek), Mahmoud Alaa (Zamalek) Mohamed Abdel-Moneim (Future), Ahmed Hegazy (Ittihad Jeddah – Saudi Arabia), Omar Kamal (Future)
Midfielders: Amr Al-Soleya (Al-Ahly), Hamdi Fathi (Al-Ahly), Imam Ashour (Zamalek), Abdullah Al-Saeed (Pyramids) Mohamed Elneny (Arsenal – England), Ahmed Sayed “Zizo” (Zamalek), Mohanad Lasheen (Tala’a El-Jaish)
Forwards: Mohamed Salah (Liverpool – England), Omar Marmoush (Stuttgart – Germany), Mohamed Sherif (Al-Ahly) Mustafa Mohamed (Galatasaray – Turkey), Mahmoud Hassan “Trezeguet” (Aston Villa – England), Ramadan Sobhi (Pyramids).
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