Egypt’s national team coach Javier Aguirre named on Tuesday his 23-man squad for the upcoming 2019 African Cup of Nations.
The list of the Mexican coach dropped Ahmed Aboul-Fetouh, Smuha’s left-back, and Smouha’s goalkeeper Mohamed Abou-Gabal.
On May 21. Aguirre announced his 25-man preliminary squad, which witnessed the return of Ahmed Ali, Arab Contractors SC’s striker, Al Ahly’s Waleed Soliman, and Pyramids FC’s player Abdallah El-Said, but he had to exclude two players for the final squad.
It worth mentioning that, Egypt will host the African Cup of Nation from 21 June to 19 July. The hosts will play the opening match against Zimbabwe on 21 June at Cairo stadium.
Egypt 23-man final squad is as follows:
coach: Javier Aguirre
Goalkeepers: Ahmed El-Shennawy (Pyramids FC), Mohamed El-Shennawy (Al Ahly), Mahmoud Gennesh (Zamalek).
Defenders: Ahmed Elmohamady (Aston Villa), Baher El-Mohamady (Ismaily), Ahmed Hegazi (West Bromwich Albion), Mahmoud Alaa, Mahmoud Hamdy El-Wensh (Zamalek), Ahmed Ayman Mansour, Omar Gaber (Pyramids FC), Ayman Ashraf (Al Ahly).
Midfielders: Tarek Hamed (Zamalek), Mohamed Elneny (Arsenal), Ali Ghazal (C.D. Feirense), Nabil Emad Dunga, Abdallah El-Said (Pyramids FC), Walid Soliman (Al Ahly), Mohamed Salah (Liverpool), Mahmoud Hassan Trezeguet (Kasimpasa), Amr Warda (Atromitos).
Forwards: Ahmed Ali (Arab Contractors), Marwan Mohsen (Al Ahly), Ahmed Hassan Kouka (Olympiacos)