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Egypt call-up 12 foreign based players for Swaziland 2019 AFCON qualifiers in October

Posted: 21 September 2018 Time: 11:30

Egypt head coach Javier Aguirre has called up 12 foreign-based stars ahead of their 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying encounters against Swaziland.

Egypt thrashed Niger comprehensively in the second round of AFCON qualifiers in Group J with a 6-0 win.

Liverpool superstar Mohamed Salah netted twice being accompanied on the scoresheet by Marwan Mohsen, Ayman Ashraf, Salah Mohsen and Arsenal's Mohamed Elneny.

The Pharoes win moved them into second place behind topped ranked African nation Tunisia, whom they suffered a 1- defeat to in their group opener back in June 2017.

Huddersfield Town winger Ramadan Sobhi is the only notable absentee as he's ruled out through injury.

The overseas-based call-ups:

Mohamed Awad (Al Wehda), Ahmed Hegazi (West Bromwich), Mohamed Salah (Liverpool), Mohamed Elneny (Arsenal), Sam Morsy (Wigan Athletic), Ahmed Elmohamady (Aston Villa), Amro Tarek (Orlando City), Aly Ghazal (Vancouver Whitecaps), Mahmoud Trezeguet (Kasimpasa), Amr Warda (PAOK), Ahmed Hassan Koka (Olympiacos), Hussein El-Shahat (Al Ain).

Aguirre's men will face Swaziland in Cairo on October 12 before meeting them again four days later in Manzini.

Article by: Staff Reporter
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