Hector Cuper names 25-man squad to face Congo

Hector Cuper names 25-man squad to face Congo
Kahraba of Egypt (R) celebrates goal with teammate Mohamed Salah

by Phumzile Ngcatshe

Wednesday Oct 04, 2017. 13:30

Egypt will be go all out for a win as they meet Congo this weekend in their penultimate 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier.

Ahead of the encounter, coach Hector Cuper has announced his squad for the tussle against the Red Devils on Sunday in Alexandria.

Cuper has recalled 25 players for his side's crucial game and will be the man tasked with leading the Pharaohs to their first FIFA World Cup appearance in 28 years.

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Egypt's full squad

Goalkeepers:
Essam El Hadary (Al Taawoun / Saudi Arabia), Sherif Ekramy (Al Ahly), Ahmed El Shenawy (Zamalek)

Defenders:
Ahmed Fathy (Al Ahly), Ahmed El Mohamady (Aston Villa / England), Omar Gaber (Basel / Switzerland), Mohamed Abdel Shafy (Ahly Jeddah / Saudi Arabia), Karim Hafez (Lens / France), Ahmed Hegazy (West Bromwich Albion / England), Saad Samir (Al Ahly), Ramy Rabiaa (Al Ahly), Aly Gabr (Zamalek)

Midfielders:
Mohamed El Nenny (Arsenal / England), Sam Morsy (Wigan Athletic (England), Mohamed Fathy (Ismaily), Tarek Hamed (Zamalek), Moamen Zakaria (Al Ahly), Mahmoud Hassan "Trezeguet" (Kasimpaşa / Turkey), Ramadan Sobhi (Stoke City / England), Saleh Gomaa (Al Ahly)

Forwards:
Mohamed Salah (Liverpool / England), Mostafa Fathy (Al Taawoun / Saudi Arabia), Hossam Hassan (Smouha), Amr Gamal (Bidvest Wits / South Africa), Ahmed Hassan "Koka" (Sporting Braga / Portugal)



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