Egypt’s head coach ShawkyGharib has named his 30-man squad to start preparations for the Afcon 2015 qualifiers against Senegal and Tunisia.
The Pharaohs will start by playing against Senegal in Dakar on September 5 before returning to Cairo to host Tunisia on September 10.
Egypt will hold their camp in Aswan on September 25 before playing a friendly match against Kenya on August 30.
Coach Gharib has called up many players for the first time like Zamalek midfielder MomenZakaria, WadiDegla goalie Amer Abdel Hamed and Smouha attacker Hany El Ageziy.
“I am building new team and trying to make young team for Egypt and that is why I called many young players for this game. The friendly game against Kenya will be good chance to know the best formation that we will depend on them in the next match,” Gharib said.
“I wanted Zamalek to continue in the African Champions League but that didn’t happen. I am not worried about my players and I trust all of them,” he added.
Goalkeepers: Essam El Hadary (Al Ismaily), SherifEkramy (Al Ahly), Ahmed El Shenawy (Zamalek), Amer Abdel Hamed (WadiDegla).
Defenders: Ahmed Saied (Smouha), Shawky Al Saied (Al Ismaily), Mohamed Abdel Shafy (Zamalek), SabryRahel (Al Ahly), HazemEmam (Zamalek), Omar Gaber (Zamalek), Aly Ghazal (Nacional), Ahmed Hegazy (Fiorentina), Ahmed Elmohamady (Hull City), Ahmed Fathy (Umm Selal), RamyRabia (Sporting Lisbon).
Midfielders: HossamGhaly (Al Ahly), HosnyAbdRabo (Al Ismaily), Mahmoud Hassan (Al Ahly), Ibrahim Abdel Khalek (Smouha), MomenZakria (Zamalek), Mohamed Salah (Chelsea), Saleh Gomaa (Nacional), Mohamed El Neny (FC Basel), Mahmoud Abdel RazekShikbala (Sporting Lisbon).
Forwards: Khaled Kamar (Zamalek), Amr Gamal (Al Ahly), Hany Al Egazy (Smouha), Ahmed Hamoudi (FC Basel), Mahmoud Abdel MonemKahraba (Grasshopper), Ahmed Hassan Koka (Rio Ave).