OFFICIAL: Egypt boss names Salah & 22 others for 2019 AFCON

African Football By: Ikponmwosa Umweni | 11/06/2019

Egypt coach Javier Aguirre have named Mohamed Salah and 22 others for the upcoming 2019 African Cup of Nations.

The 60-year-old former Atlético Madrid and Mexico boss have included Liverpool superstar alongside three England base footballers of  Arsenal midfielder Mohamed Elneny, Aston Villa right-back Ahmed Elmohamady and West Bromwich Albion centre-back Ahmed Hegazi in the 32 edition of African Cup Nations.

The tournament is set to start from June 21st to July 19th with Egypt taking on Zimbabwe in the first match on June 21st.

Egypt 23man Squad

Goalkeepers: Mohamed El Shenawy (Al Ahly), Ahmed al-Shennawy (Pyramids) and Mahmoud Abdelrahim Genesh (Zamalek)

Defenders: Ahmed Elmohamady (Aston Villa/ENG), Omar Gaber (Pyramids), Ayman Ashraf (Al Ahly), Mahmoud Hamdy el-Winsh (Zamalek), Baher ElMohamady (Ismaily), Ahmed Hegazi (West Bromwich Albion/ENG), Ahmed Ayman Mansour(Pyramids), Mahmoud Alaa (Zamalek)

Midfielders: Waleed Soliman (Al Ahly), Abdullah al-Saeed (Pyramids), Mohamed Elneny (Arsenal/ENG), Tarek Hamed (Zamalek), Ali Ahmed Ghazal (Feirense/POR), Mahmoud Hassan Trezeguet (Kasimpasa/TUR), Amr Warda (Atromitos/GRE), Nabil Emad Donga (Pyramids), Mohamed Salah (Liverpool/ENG)

Forwards: Marwan Mohsen (Al Ahly), Ahmed Hassan Kouka (Olympiacos/GRE), Ahmed Ali Kamel (Al Mokawloon)