Egypt have named a 27-man squad for the continental showpiece to be staged in Gabon in January 2017.
Some of the notable names on the list are AS Roma ace Mohamed Salah, Mohamed El Neny of Arsenal and the good old Essam El-Hadary.
The squad will be trimmed to 23 for the 2017 Africa cup of Nations in Gabon.
The Pharoahs of Egypt have been drawn in group D with Ghana, Mali and Uganda. Egypt’s provisional squad for 2017 Africa Cup of Nations: Goalkeepers: Ahmed El-Shennawi (Zamalek), Essam El-Hadary (Wadi Degla), Hassan Awad (Ismaily) and Sherif Ekramy (Ahly).
Defenders: Ahmed Dwidar (Zamalek), Ahmed Elmohamady (Hull City, England), Ahmed Fathi (Ahly), Ahmed Hegazy (Ahly), Ali Gabr (Zamalek), Hamada Tolba (Masry), Karim Hafez (Nice, France), Mohamed Abdel-Shafi (Ahly Jeddah, Saudi Arabia), Omar Gaber (FC Basel, Switzerland) and Saad Samir (Ahly). Midfielders: Abdallah El-Said (Ahly), Ahmed Gomaa (Masry), Amr Warda (Panetolikos, Greece), Ibrahim Salah (Zamalek), Mahmoud ‘Trezeguet’ Hassan (Mouscron, Belgium), Mohamed Elneny (Arsenal, England), Mohamed Ibrahim (Zamalek) and Tarek Hamed (Zamalek),
Forwards: Ahmed Hassan ‘Kouka’ (Braga, Portugal), Mahmoud Abdel-Moneim ‘Kahraba’ (Ahly Jeddah, Saudi Arabia), Marwan Mohsen (Ahly), Mohamed Salah (AS Roma, Italy) and Ramadan Sobhi (Stoke City, England)
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