The hosts Egyp head coach Javier Aguirre has released a 25-man preliminary squad for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations next month.

The Pharaohs of Egypt team list is one that anticipated by sports enthusiasts due to the team’s pedigree at the continental tournament.

The African player of the year, Mohammed Salah of Liverpool is one the famous names in the squad with a bulk of the list from the Egyptian league.

Egypt is the most successful national team in Africa, having won the Africa Cup of Nations a record seven times: the inaugural edition in 1957 and on home soil in 1959, as well as the 1986 edition, Burkina Faso in 1998, 2006 in Cairo, Egypt, Ghana in 2008 and Angola in 2010 edition.

As host of the tournament with a lot of success recorded in the tournament, the Egyptian team are ranked amongst the favourite to win the 2019 African Cup of Nations.

Full list:

Mohamed Abu Gabal
Ahmed El Shenawy
Mahmoud Ganesh
Mohammed El Shenawy
El mohamdy Ahmed
Hegazy Ahmed
Mahmoud Alaa
Baher El Mohamady
Omar Gaber
Mansour Ayman Ahmed
Elwensh Mahmoud
Ashraf Ayman
Nabil Donga
Ahmed El Fetouh
Mohamed Elinny
Ali Ghazal
Tarek Hamed
Amr Warda
El said Abdalla
Soliman Walid
Amr Warda
Ahmed Hassan Koka
Mohammed Salah
Mohsen Marvan
Ali Hamed Ahmed

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