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Loaded Pharaohs prepare for Togo

Egypt head coach Héctor Cúper has named his 25-man squad for the Pharaohs' upcoming training camp ahead of the Togo friendly.

The camp will start on March 22 until March 28 in Alexandria, as the 2017 African Cup of Nations runners up get ready to face Togo in a friendly match on the last day of the camp, as announced by the Egyptian Football Association.

The Argentinian coach called up 10 international players to join the camp. Among the inclusions are Wigan’s Sam Morsy, injured Arsenal midfielder Elneny, and the in-form PAOK playmaker, Amr Warda.

Amr Gamal returned to the national squad in addition to Zamalek’s goalkeeper Mahmoud Gennesh, Al Ahly loanee and El-Maqassa winger Ahmed El-Sheikh, Wadi Degla’s Arafa El-Sayed and ENPPI’s Amr Tarek

The 25-player squad:

Goalkeepers: Mahmoud Gennesh (Zamalek), Essam El-Hadary (Wadi Degla), Sherif Ekramy (Al Ahly)

Defenders: Ahmed Fathi (Al Ahly), Ahmed Elmohamady (Hull City – England), Mohamed Abdel-Shafy (Al-Ahli – KSA), Karim Hafez (Lens – France), Ahmed Hegazy (Al Ahly), Saad Samir (Al Ahly), Ali Gabr (Zamalek), Amr Tarek (ENPPI).

Midfielders: Mohamed Elneny (Arsenal – England), Tarek Hamed (Zamalek), Abdallah El-Said (Al Ahly), Amr Warda (PAOK – Greece), Ramadan Sobhi (Stoke City – England), Mahmoud Hassan ‘Trezeguet’ (Royal Mouscron – Belgium), Sam Morsy (Wigan Athletic – England), Alexander Jakobsen (Viborg FF – Denmark), Mostafa Fathi (Zamalek), Mahmoud Abdel-Moneim ‘Kahraba’ (Al-Ittihad-KSA), Ahmed El-Sheikh (Misr El-Maqassa).

Forwards: Mohamed Salah (AS Roma), Amr Gamal (Al Ahly), Arafa El-Sayed (Wadi Degla).


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