2014 WCQ 1st Leg Play off
October 15, 2013 – Ghana Vs Egypt
Egypt has called up ten foreign and 23 local based players for a training camp ahead of the 2014 World Cup qualifier playoff against Ghana on 15 October.
The squad announced by Coach Bob Bradley commences preparations for the Black Stars duel on Wednesday 26 a couple of weeks before flying to Kumasi where they will play for a decent result before hosting the return leg later in November.
Surprisingly missing from the list are Zamalek goalkeeper Abdul-Wahed Al-Sayed and centre-back Mahmoud Fathallah who played in this month’s final Group H qualifier against Guinea.
Fathallah’s position has been taken by Ahmed Saied ‘Ouka’ who returned to Wadi Degla after a loan spell at Belgian Pro League side Lierse.
Masri’s Ahmed Al-Shennawi is also making a return to replace Abdul-Wahed.
The Pharaohs, who were the only side to collect maximum points in the group stage of the African World Cup qualifiers and holders of seven African Cup of Nation trophies, are bidding for their first qualification to the most prestigious tournament since 1990.
Goalkeepers: Sherif Ekrami (Ahli), Ahmed Al-Shennawi (Masri), Mohamed Sobhi (Ismaili)
Defenders: Wael Gomaa, Rami Rabiea, Ahmed Shedid, Ahmed Fathi, Mohamed Naguib, Sayed Moawad (Ahli), Mohamed Abdul-Shafi (Zamalek), Ouka (Degla), Adam Al-Abd (Brighton, England) – Ahmed Elmohamady (Hull, England) – Ahmed Farag (Lierse, Belgium)
Midfielders: Hossam Ashour, Mohamed Abou-Treika, Walid Soliman, Abdullah Al-Saied (Ahli), Omar Gaber, Shikabala, Ahmed Eid (Zamalek) Amr Al-Sulaya (Ismaili), Ahmed Hamoudi (Smouha), Hossam Ghaly (Lierse, Belgium), Ibrahim Salah (Orouba, Saudi Arabia), Mohamed Elneny (Basel, Switzerland), Mahmoud ‘Kahraba’ (Luzern, Switzerland)
Strikers: Mohamed Ibrahim (Zamalek), Ahmed Temsah (Dakhlia), Ahmed Hassan ‘Koka’ (Rio Ave, Portugal), Mohamed Salah (Basel, Switzerland), Amr Zaki (Al-Salmiya, Kuwait), Geddo (Hull, England)