Egypt coach Carlos Queiroz has announced a provisional 40-man squad, as The Pharaohs start their preparations for the impending TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations, Cameroon 2021.
The Portuguese coach kept most of his squad that recently took part in the FIFA Arab Cup 2021.
Remarkably, the notable abroad-based players were added to the list after missing the Qatar-based tournament that saw Egypt finishing in the fourth place.
The provisional list, led by Liverpool superstar and Egypt Captain Mohamed Salah, had eight abroad based players, including Aston Villa winger Mahmoud “Trezeguet” Hassan who returns after almost a full year away with knee injury.
There was a place for some new faces like Ghazl El Mahalla defender Mohamed Fathalla and Smouha full back Ahmed “Beckham” Ramadan.
Egypt will start the preparatory camp on 27 December 2021. Seven times’ African champions The Pharaohs are based in TotalEnergies AFCON Group D alongside Nigeria, Sudan and Guinea Bissau.
Goalkeepers: Mohamed Elshenawy (Al Ahly), Mohamed Bassam (Talaea El Gaish), Mohamed Sobhy (Pharco), Mohamed Abu Gabal (Zamalek), Mahmoud Gad (ENPPI)
Defenders: Ayman Ashraf (Al Ahly), Ahmed Aboul Fotouh (Zamalek), Ahmed Hegazi (Ittihad, Saudi Arabia), Omar Kamal (Future), Ahmed “Beckham” Ramadan (Smouha), Mahmoud Hamdy (Zamalek), Mahmoud Alaa (Zamalek), Mohamed Hany (Al Ahly), Ahmed Yaseen (National Bank), Mohamed Fathalla (Ghazl El Mahalla), Mohamed Abdel Meneam (Future), Mohamed Hamdy (Pyramids), Akram Tawfeek (Al Ahly), Marwan Dawood (ENPPI)
Midfielders: Amr Elsouleya (Al Ahly), Mostafa Fathy (Zamalek), Mohamed “Afsha” Magdy (Al Ahly), Emam Ashour (Zamalek), Mohamed Elneny (Arsenal, England), Abdullah El Said (Pyramids), Ramadan Sobhy (Pyramids), Ahmed “Zizo” Sayed (Zamalek), Ibrahim Adel (Pyramids), Ahmed Refaat (Future), Nabil “Donga” Emad (Pyramids), Hamdy Fathy (AlAhly), Mohanad Lasheen (Talaea El Gaish)
Forwards: Mohamed Salah (Liverpool, England), Mahmoud “Trezeguet” Hassan (Aston Villa, England), Mostafa Mohamed (Galatasaray, Turkey), Omar Marmoush (Stuttgart, Germany), Marwan Hamdy (Smouha), Ahmed “Koka” Hassan (Konyaspor, Turkey), Ahmed Yasser Rayan (Altayspor, Turkey), Mohamed Sherif (Al Ahly)
Source: CAF Online