Egypt coach Roy Vittoria has announced a preliminary roster of nine professional players abroad in preparation for the match against Malawi in the African Nations qualifiers, the final of which is scheduled to be held in Côte d’Ivoire early next year.
At the forefront of the called-up professional players was Liverpool star Mohamed Salah.
Salah was called up the day after his brace against arch-rivals Manchester United during Liverpool’s historic 7-0 victory in the English Premier League, extending his tally with the Reds to 129 goals and becoming their historic top scorer in the Premier League. .
Arsenal midfielder Mohamed Al Nani and Trabzonspor winger Mahmoud Hasan Trezeguet are missing from the list due to injuries.
The list of professional players abroad was as follows: Mohamed Salah (Liverpool, England), Ahmed Hegazi and Tariq Hamed (Saudi Jeddah Federation), Ahmed Hasan “Koka” (Turkish Alanyaspor), Sam Morsi (Ipswich Town, England), Ahmed Hamdi. (Montreal, Canada) Mustafa Mohamed (France, Nantes), Omar Marmoush (Germany, Wolfsburg), Imam Ashur (Denmark, Mittelland).
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Vitoria is scheduled to unveil the final roster, which will also include local players, on March 17th to begin training camp on the 20th in preparation for their Group D matches against Malawi in the third and fourth rounds of the competition on March 24th at the International Stadium in Cairo, and on the 28th in Lilongwe.
Egypt started qualifying with a tough win over their guest Guinea 1-0 and lost to their hosts Ethiopia 2-0 in the second round and the same goes for Malawi who beat their guest Ethiopia 2-1 in the first round. , and in the second lost to their host Guinea 0:1.
Four teams each have three points, with Ethiopia leading on goal difference ahead of Malawi, Guinea and Egypt.
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