Hector Cuper releases provisional list for the Pharoahs of Egypt ahead of AFCON 2017

Pharaoahs of Egypt coach Hector Cuper has announced a 27-man provisional squad for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon.

The tournament is set to kick-off on January 14 and Cuper is expected to announce his final 23-man squad in the next ten days.

Egypt are in Group D alongside Ghana, Mali and Uganda. Their first match is the tournament is on January 17 against Mali.

Zamalek striker Bassem Morsi – who has been the main striker in the past two games against Congo and Ghana in the World Cup qualifiers – is a shocking omission from the list.

Striker Marwan Mohsen has been called up after recovering from a lengthy injury layoff, having established himself as Ahly’s first-choice frontman.

Zamalek playmaker Mohamed Ibrahim made the cut after also recovering from a knee injury that has sidelined him since July.


Ahmed El-Shennawi (Zamalek), Essam El-Hadary (Wadi Degla), Hassan Awad (Ismaily) and Sherif Ekramy (Ahly).

Ahmed Dwidar (Zamalek), Ahmed Elmohamady (Hull City, England), Ahmed Fathi (Ahly), Ahmed Hegazy (Ahly), Ali Gabr (Zamalek), Hamada Tolba (Masry), Karim Hafez (Nice, France), Mohamed Abdel-Shafi (Ahly Jeddah, Saudi Arabia), Omar Gaber (FC Basel, Switzerland) and Saad Samir (Ahly).

Abdallah El-Said (Ahly), Ahmed Gomaa (Masry), Amr Warda (Panetolikos, Greece), Ibrahim Salah (Zamalek), Mahmoud ‘Trezeguet’ Hassan (Mouscron, Belgium), Mohamed Elneny (Arsenal, England), Mohamed Ibrahim (Zamalek) and Tarek Hamed (Zamalek),

Ahmed Hassan ‘Kouka’ (Braga, Portugal), Mahmoud Abdel-Moneim ‘Kahraba’ (Ahly Jeddah, Saudi Arabia), Marwan Mohsen (Ahly), Mohamed Salah (AS Roma, Italy) and Ramadan Sobhi (Stoke City, England).


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