Salah headlines Egypt’s Cup of Nations squad
Liverpool star Mohamed Salah, the all-time leading African objective scorer in the Premier League, headings Egypt’s Africa Cup of Nations team called on Wednesday.
Although the main date for the release of gamers to join their nationwide groups was December 27, competition organisers pressed back the due date up until January 3, which enables Salah to include in Liverpool’s vital Premier League clash with Chelsea this Sunday.
Nevertheless, midfielder Mohamed Magdy, current winner of the African Super Cup with Cairo club Al Ahly, and winger Mostafa Fathi of Egyptian competitors Zamalek, were both neglected by coach Carlos Queiroz for the competition in Cameroon which ranges from January 9 to February 6.
Both had actually included in the Arab Cup in Qatar previously this month.
Seven-time competition winners Egypt, who last raised the prize in 2010, are amongst the favourites and open with a Group D clash versus Nigeria on January 11 prior to playing Guinea Bissau and Sudan.
Goalkeepers: Mohamed el-Shennawi (Al-Ahly/EGY), Mohamed Abu Gabal (Zamalek/EGY), Mohamed Sobhi (Pharco/EGY), Mohamed Gad (ENPPI/EGY)
Protectors: Akram Tawfik (Al-Ahly/EGY), Omar Kamal Abdel Wahed (Future/EGY), Ahmed Hegazy (Ittihad Jeddah/KSA), Mahmoud Hamdy El Wensh (Zamalek/EGY), Ayman Ashraf (Al-Ahly/EGY), Ahmed Abou El Fotouh (Zamalek/EGY), Mohamed Abd El Moneim (Future/EGY), Mahmoud Alaa (Zamalek/EGY)
Midfielders: Amr Al Suleya(Al-Ahly/EGY), Hamdi Fathi (Al-Ahly/EGY), Emam Ashour Zamalek/EGY), Abdallah Said (Pyramids/EGY), Mohamed Elneny (Arsenal/ENG), Zizo (Zamalek/EGY), Mohanad Lasheen (El Gaish/EGY)
Strikers: Omar Marmoush (Stuttgart/GER), Mohamed Sherif (Al-Ahly/EGY), Mostafa Mohamed (Galatasaray/TUR), Mohamed Salah (Liverpool/ENG), Trezeguet (Aston Villa/ENG), Ramadan Sobhi (Pyramids/EGY)
Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.