El-Badry names first Egypt squad ahead of Botswana clash

El-Badry names first Egypt squad ahead of Botswana clash
New Egypt head coach Hossam El Badry

by Staff Reporter

Monday Oct 07, 2019. 16:00

New Egypt head coach Hossam El Badry has called up 23 players to his first camp after replacing Javier Aguirre.

The Pharaohs are set to face Botswana in an international friendly on 14 October 2019 in Cairo.

The squad has only four abroad based players with El Badry preferring to give more chances to home-based players.

Talaea El Gaish goalkeeper Mohamed Bassam, Pyramids defender Ragab Bakkar, Al Ahly’s midfielder Hamdy Fathy and Zamalek duo Abdullah Gomaa and Omar El Said are the new faces in the squad.

Egypt will use the game against Botswana as preparation for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifiers.

The Pharaohs are in Group G alongside Kenya, Togo and Comoros.

Egypt Squad

Goalkeepers: Mohamed El Shennawy (Al Ahly), Mohamed Awwad (Zamalek), Mohamed Bassam (Talaea El Gaish)

Defenders: Ahmed Fathy (Al Ahly), Ayman Ashraf (Al Ahly), Ahmed Hegazy (West Bromwich Albion – England), Baher El Mohamady (Ismaily), Mahmoud Alaa (Zamalek), Abdullah Gomaa (Zamalek), Mohamed Hamdy (Pyramids), Ragab Bakkar (Pyramids)

Midfielders: Mohamed El Neny (Besiktas – Turkey), Mahmoud Hassan ‘Trezeguet’ (Aston Villa – England), Tarek Hamed (Zamalek), Amr El Soleya (Al Ahly), Hamdy Fathy (Al Ahly), Mohamed Magdy ‘Afsha’ (Al Ahly), Hussein El Shahat (Al Ahly), Abdullah El Said (Pyramids), Omar Gaber (Pyramids)

Strikers: Hossam Hassan (Smouha), Omar El Said (Zamalek), Ahmed Hassan ‘Koka’ (Sporting Braga – Portugal)

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