In-form striker Mohamed Salah has this morning reported for training with the Egyptian national team ahead of the TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) 2021.
Salah, also the team captain reported together with another England based player Mahmoud Hassan ‘Trezeguet’.
The striker is fresh from scoring for Liverpool in an English Premier League match last Sunday where they drew 2-2 away to Chelsea.
Salah has made it clear that although it will not be easy, they will fight to come back with the AFCON trophy. “The road will not be easy, but we will fight to get back with the cup. Stay behind us,” said Salah on his twitter handle.
Egypt is placed in Group D alongside Nigeria, Guinea Bissau and representatives form the Council of East and Central African Football Associations (CECAFA) Sudan.
The Pharaohs, seven time AFCON winners under experienced coach Carlos Queiroz will be all out to try and perform better than during the AFCON 2019 when they hosted. Egypt lost 1-0 to South Africa in the Group of 16 at the AFCON 2021.
Goalkeepers: Mohamed El-Shennawy (Al-Ahly), Mohamed Abu Jabal (Zamalek), Mohamed Sobhi (Pharco), Mahmoud Gad (ENPPI)
Defenders: Akram Tawfiq (Al-Ahly), Ayman Ashraf (Al-Ahly), Ahmed Fetouh (Zamalek), Mahmoud Hamdi (Zamalek), Mahmoud Alaa (Zamalek), Mohamed Abdel-Moneim (Future), Ahmed Hegazy (Ittihad Jeddah - Saudi Arabia), Omar Kamal (Future)
Midfielders: Amr Al-Soleya (Al-Ahly), Hamdi Fathi (Al-Ahly), Imam Ashour (Zamalek), Abdullah Al-Saeed (Pyramids), Mohamed Elneny (Arsenal - England), Ahmed Sayed “Zizo” (Zamalek), Mohanad Lasheen (Tala’a El-Jaish)
Forwards: Mohamed Salah (Liverpool - England), Omar Marmoush (Stuttgart - Germany), Mohamed Sherif (Al-Ahly), Mustafa Mohamed (Galatasaray - Turkey), Mahmoud Hassan "Trezeguet" (Aston Villa - England), Ramadan Sobhi (Pyramids)