By Qondile Ntiwane | 2018-10-11
SOCCER – LIVERPOOL star Mohamed Salah and West Bromwich defender Ahmed Hegazy have joined the rest of the squad in preparation for the game against local stars Sihlangu.
Information sourced from ahramonline, the two internationals are said to have joined the camp yesterday morning in readiness for the 2019 AFCON qualifiers double-header whose first leg is slated for Al Salam Stadium tomorrow night and the second leg at the Mavuso Sports Centre on Tuesday afternoon.
The Egyptian Football Association said in a statement that the squad was now full following the arrival of the two players.
“The squad is full now after the arrival of Salah and Hegazy at the camp on Wednesday (yesterday) morning. Coach Aguirre gave the duo some time to rest yesterday, as Salah exerted huge efforts in the Liverpool match against Manchester City, while Hegazy will be already absent in the first match against Eswatini due to suspension.
“Salah had a light training session upon his arrival while the whole team will have their ordinary training session later today, which will be behind closed doors," reads the statement.
Egypt coach Javier Aguirre, last week named 15 home-based players to join the 12 overseas-based ones who were called previously for the double-encounter against Eswatini.
The Pharaohs are second in Group J with three points, three behind leaders Tunisia while Eswatini and Niger are placed third and fourth with a point apiece.
The top two in the group will qualify for next year's Nations Cup finals in Cameroon.
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