Hector Cuper call up 15 international Players for Uganda
Egypt coach Hector Cuper has called up 15 foreign-based players for the anticipated away 2018 World Cup qualifier against Uganda, scheduled for 31 August.
Egypt and Uganda will meet in Group E in the tournament’s third matchday at the Mandela National Stadium in Kampala, the Confederation of African Football announced on Monday.
The two nations will meet again on 5 September at Alexandria’s Borg El-Arab stadium.
Topping Group E with six points, the Pharaohs are looking for a victory in the Ugandan capital to boost their qualification chances.
Egypt last made it to the World Cup in 1990 and hope to end their 28-year wait with an appearance in Russia next year.
The 15 players called up are:
Goalkeeper: Essam El-Hadary (Taawoun, Saudi)
Defenders: Ahmed Elmohamady (Aston Villa, England), Mohamed Abdel-Shafi (Ahly Jeddah, KSA), Ahmed Hegazy (West Bromwich, England), Omar Gaber (Basel, Switzerland), Karim Hafiz (Lens, France)
Midfielders: Mohamed Elneny (Arsenal, England), Mahmoud “Trezeguet” Hassan (Kasimpasa, Turkey), Sam Morsi (Wigan, England), Ramadan Sobhi (Stoke City, England)
Forwards: Mohamed Salah (Liverpool, England), Ahmed Koka (Sporting Braga, Portugal), Mostafa Fathi (Taawoun, Saudi), Amr Warda (CD Feirense, Portugal)