EGYPT FULL SQUAD NAMES FOR NIGER & NIGERIA GAMES
The Pharaohs, who have already booked a place in Africa’s flagship tournament with one match to spare in their qualifying group, are second with 12 points, on level with leaders Tunisia who enjoy a better goal difference.
With Javier Aguirre at the helm, Egypt crushed Niger 6-0, defeated eSwatini 4-1 at home and 2-0 away, and dispensed with Tunisia 3-2 via a stoppage-time strike from Mohamed Salah.
“Our main strategy is to build a team for the 2022 World Cup, so we are working on reducing the age average in our team,” he concluded.
The 2019 AFCON is scheduled to take place 21 June to 13 July, having been moved from January/February to avoid club-versus-country clashes.
Egypt won the last of their record seven titles in 2010.
Egypt full squad:
Goalkeepers: Mahmoud Genesh (Zamalek), Mahmoud Abou-Gabal (Smouha), Ahmed El-Shennawy (Pyramids FC), Amer Amer (Entag El-Harby)
Defenders: Omar Gaber (Pyramids FC), Mohamed Hany (Al Ahly), Ali Gabr (Pyramids), Mahmoud Alaa (Zamalek), Baher El-Mohamady (Ismaily), Ahmed Ayman Mansour (Pyramids), Karim Hafez (Kasimpasa), Ahmed Aboul-Fotouh (Smouha)
Midfielders: Amr El-Sulaya (Al Ahly), Mohamed Elneny (Arsenal), Tarek Hamed (Zamalek), Ali Ghazal (CD Feirense), Mohamed Nabil ‘Dunga’ (Pyramids FC)
Strikers: Ahmed Hassan Kouka (Olympiacos), Salah Mohsen (Al Ahly), Mostafa Mohamed (Tala’a El-Gaish)