The Portuguese coach, Carlos Queiroz, has excluded a number of the most prominent Egyptian football stars from participating in the African Nations Championship to be held in Cameroon next January.
The list – which was circulated by the Egyptian media – witnessed loud surprises, as it was devoid of the name of Al-Ahly midfielder Mohamed Magdy “Qafsha”, and Zamalek player Mustafa Fathi, in addition to the players Smouha Marwan Hamdi and Hussein Faisal, and the player Future Ahmed Refaat, while the absence of a player continued. In the middle of the “White Castle”, Tariq Hamed, “The Imp of Zamalek”.
The list included: Muhammad Al-Shennawi, Muhammad Abu Jabal, Muhammad Sobhi, Mahmoud Gad in goalkeepers, Akram Tawfiq, Omar Abdel-Wahid, Ahmed Hegazy, Mahmoud Hamdi “Al-Wansh”, Ayman Ashraf, Ahmed Fattouh, Muhammad Abdel-Moneim, Mahmoud Alaa for Defense, and Amr Al-Sulayya Hamdi Fathi, Imam Ashour, Abdullah Al-Saeed, Muhammad Al-Nani, Ahmed Sayed “Zizou”, Muhannad Lashin Al-Wasat, Omar Marmoush, Muhammad Sharif, Mustafa Muhammad, Muhammad Salah, Mahmoud Hassan “Trezeguet”, and Ramadan Sobhi.
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