Essam El Hadary of Egypt celebrates after saving Bertrand Traore of Burkina Faso penalty in shootout, embraced by teammates during the 2017 African Cup of Nations Finals Afcon semifinal football match between Burkina Faso and Egypt at the Libreville Stadium in Gabon on 01 February 2017 ©Gavin Barker/BackpagePix
Friday Mar 17, 2017. 10:30
The Pharaohs of Egypt are set to assemble for camp on Wednesday March 22 to prepare for their 2019 CAF Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.
Hector Cuper's men are set to face Tunisia in June as they resume their campaign to reach the continental tournament in Cameroon.
However, they also have a friendly international set for March 28 against the Sparrow Hawks of Togo.
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According to KingFut.com, Cuper has announced the new date for the team’s training camp in Alexandria.
The Pharaohs will be heading for camp a few days before the friendly match against Togo in Borg El Arab stadium.
Cuper said he will announce the national team squad on March 20, two days before the camp as he waits for Al Ahly, Zamalek, Smouha and Al Masry to wrap up their CAF club commitments.
The website reports that the Argentine has called-up 10 overseas-based Egyptians to join the team during the upcoming international break.
Among the players called-up is the Denmark-born Alexander Jakobsen and Wigan Athletic’s Sam Morsy.