Egypt’s squad list against Gabon & Angola full of surprises

Sun 07 November 2021 | 15:31

The Egypt manager has revealed the list of the squad for the remaining two 2022 World Cup qualifiers against Gabon and Angola.

Carlos Queiroz

’s side are sitting top of Group F of the CAF World Cup qualifiers after their consecutive victories over Libya, which were Queiroz’s first two games in charge.

Having earned 10 points, the Egyptian national team have two opportunities to go to the next level when they lock horns with Angola in their fifth-round game or when they face Gabon during the last round.

They only need three points from those two matches to get qualification for the second and final round of qualifiers and then they will go against one of the group winners.

Their battle against Angola comes on November 12, before hosting Gabon on the 15th, according to CAF.

Al Ahly stars Mohamed Magdy Afsha and Mohamed Sherif have returned to the squad after missing the Libya matches due to technical reasons.

Mahmoud Alaa, the Zamalek defender, is also named as part of the squad along with Smouha forward Marwan Hamdi and Bank Al Ahly defender Ahmed Yassien, who is enjoying his first national team call-up.

Hamdi’s name is on top of the scoring charts of the Egyptian Premier League with three shots on target, whereas Yassien has been pulling off impressive performances with Bank Al Ahly this season after making a move from Misr El-Makkasa last summer.

Meanwhile, Tarek Hamed was not named in the squad with his teammate Ahmed Sayed Zizo, and Pyramids FC winger Ramadan Sobhi.

Sohbi has found the back of the net during Egypt’s 3-0 victory over Libya, which was the same game Hamed appeared in but they will not be part of the team that gets ready for the final two qualifiers.

Queiroz named the regular Egyptians abroad, Mohamed Salah, Mohamed Elneny, Ahmed Hegazi, Mostafa Mohamed, Ahmed Yasser Rayan, and Omar Marmoush.

Ahmed Hassan Kouka has also not been included in the squad along with Sam Morsy.

Full squad:


 Mohamed El-Shennawy (Al Ahly SC), Mohamed Abo-Gabal (Zamalek SC), Mohamed Sobhi (Pharco FC), Mahmoud Gad (ENPPI).


 Akram Tawfik, Ayman Ashraf (Al Ahly SC), Ahmed Fathi, Mohamed Hamdi (Pyramids FC), Ahmed Hegazi (Ittihad Jeddah), Ahmed Yassien (Bank Al Ahly), Mahmoud Alaa, Ahmed Fetouh, Mahmoud Hamdy El-Wensh (Zamalek SC).


 Hamdi Fathi, Amr El-Sulya, Mohamed Magdy Afsha (Al Ahly SC), Emam Ashour, Mostafa Fathi (Zamalek SC), Mohamed Elneny (Arsenal FC), Abdallah El-Said (Pyramids FC).


 Omar Marmoush (VfB Stuttgart), Mohamed Salah (Liverpool FC), Mohamed Sherif (Al Ahly SC), Ahmed Yasser Rayan (Altay SK), Marwan Hamdi (Smouha SC), Mostafa Mohamed (Galatasary SK).

source: SportMob

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