Salah headlines Egypt squad

Record seven-time AFCON winners Egypt have confirmed of their final 23-man squad headlined by CAF African Player of the Year Mohamed Salah.
 
Egypt were awarded the rights to host the continental showpiece this year ahead of South Africa after Cameroon were stripped of the honour by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) - after falling behind in preparations.
 
 
In the first edition of the expanded 24-team tournament that will be held between 21 June to 19 July, the two-time Premier League Golden boot winner, Salah, is expected to lead the expectant nation to glory.
 
He's joined by Kasimpasa winger Mahmoud 'Trezeguet' Hassan, who had a standout season in the Super Lig and Arsenal midfielder Mohamed Elneny.
 
 
Veteran wing-back Ahmed Elmohamady, who earned promotion with Aston Villa has been confirmed as captain by head coach Javier Aguirre.
 
Egypt will compete in Group A alongside, DR Congo, Uganda and Zimbabwe and open the tournament against the Warriors in nine days time.
 
Egypt squad in full per the EFA:
 
Goalkeepers: Ahmed El Shenawy (Pyramids), Mohamed El Shenawy (Al Ahly), Mahmoud Abdel Rehem "Genesh" (Zamalek)
 
Defenders: Ahmed Elmohamady (Aston Villa, England), Ahmed Hegazi (West Bromwich Albion, England) Omar Gaber (Pyramids FC), Ali Gazal (Feirense, Portugal), Ayman Ahsraf (Al Ahly), Mahmoud Hamdy (Zamalek), Baher Elmohamady (Ismaily), Ahmed Ayman Mansour (Pyramids FC), Mahmoud Alaa (Zamalek)
 
Midfielders: Walid Soliman (Al Ahly), Abdallah El-Said (Pyramids FC), Mohamed Elneny (Arsenal, England), Tarek Hamed (Zamalek), Mahmoud 'Trezeguet' Hassan (Kasimpasa, Turkey), Amr Warda (Atromitos, Greece), Nabil Emad (Pyramids FC)
 
Forwards: Ahmed Ali (Arab Contractors), Mohamed Salah (Liverpool, England), Marwan Mohsen (Al Ahly), Ahmed "Kouka" Hassan (Olympiakos, Greece)

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