Head coach of the Egyptian national team, Hector Cuper has announced a 23-man squad for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations to be staged in Gabon
Cúper had named a 27 man initial squad for the national team’s training camp earlier Thursday, before trimming it down to 23 on Wednesday to meet the deadline for announcing the final squad.
The four players who couldn’t make the cut for Cuper’s 23-man squad are Hamada Tolba, Ahmed Gomaa, Mohamed Awad and Mohamed Ibrahim.
Below is the full list of the 23-man squad
Ahmed El-Shennawy (Zamalek), Essam El-Hadary (Wadi Degla), Sherif Ekramy (Al Ahly)
Defenders: Ahmed Fathi (Al Ahly), Ahmed Elmohamady (Hull City – England), Mohamed Abdel-Shafy (Al-Ahli – Ksa), Karim Hafez (Lens – France), Ahmed Hegazy (Al Ahly), Saad Samir (Al Ahly), Ahmed Dweidar (Zamalek), Ali Gabr (Zamalek), Omar Gaber (Basel – Switzerland).
Mohamed Elneny (Arsenal – England), Tarek Hamed (Zamalek), Ibrahim Salah (Zamalek), Abdallah El-Said (Al Ahly), Amr Warda (Panetolikos – Greece), Ramadan Sobhi (Stoke City – England), Mahmoud Hassan ‘Trezeguet’ (Royal Mouscron – Belgium).
Ahmed Hassan ‘Koka’ (Braga – Portugal), Marwan Mohsen (Al Ahly), Mahmoud Abdel-Moneim ‘Kahraba’ (Al-Ittihad – Ksa), Mohamed Salah (As Roma – Italy).
Egypt are in group D with Ghana, Mali and Uganda and will play their group matches in the Gabonese port city of port Gentil