Al Ahly's player Ahmed Fathi (L) in action against an Wydad Casablanca player Yassine El Kordy (R) during the African Champions League (CAF) group stage match between Al Ahly and Asec Mimosas at Borg Al Arab stadium in Alexandria, Egypt, 16 July 2016. EPA/KHALED ELFIQI
Thursday Feb 16, 2017. 10:00
Major Egyptian clubs Al Ahly, Wadi Degla and Petroject have turned a request from their country’s FA to release players for an U-20 training camp.
The Egyptian U-20 team is preparing for the upcoming Africa U-20 Cup of Nations, which will be held from February 26 to March 12 in Zambia.
KingFut reports that the trio of clubs have refused to release their players called up for Egypt’s squad before the February 18 deadline.
The players in question are Ahmed Ramadan Beckham, Karim Nedved, Ahmed Hamdy, Akram Tawfik, Naser Maher, Mahmoud Marei, Omar Marmoush, Omar El-Saadawy and Mohamed Ghandour.
Egypt will face Mali, Guinea and hosts Zambia in Group A of the tournament. The top four teams will qualify for the U-20 World Cup in South Korea later this year.