Egypt coach Bob Bradley has named a provisional 33-man squad for next month’s Brazil 2014 World Cup playoff against Ghana in Kumasi.
The Amercian’s squad which consists of 23 locally-based players with 11 drawn from giants Al Ahly who have qualified into the semi-final of the 2013 CAF Champions League.
Ten foreign-based players named earlier by the technical team will join for camping to begin on Wednesday.
Zamalek forward Mohamed Ibrahim has recalled and Ismaili veteran Mohamed Sobhi has replaced Ahli youngster Mosaad Awad as one of two backup goalkeepers for number one Sherif Ekrami.
Conspicuously missing from the list are Zamalek goalkeeper Abdul-Wahed Al-Sayed and centre-back Mahmoud Fathallah who played in this month’s final Group H qualifier against Guinea.
Fathallah’s position has been taken by Ahmed Saied ‘Ouka’ who returned to Wadi Degla after a loan spell at Belgian Pro League side Lierse.
Masri’s Ahmed Al-Shennawi is also making a return to replace Abdul-Wahed.
The Pharaohs will face the Black Stars at the Baba Yara Stadium on 15 October.
Egypt provisional squad:
Goalkeepers: Sherif Ekrami (Ahli), Ahmed Al-Shennawi (Masri), Mohamed Sobhi (Ismaili)
Defenders: Wael Gomaa, Rami Rabiea, Ahmed Shedid, Ahmed Fathi, Mohamed Naguib, Sayed Moawad (Ahli), Mohamed Abdul-Shafi (Zamalek), Ouka (Degla), Adam Al-Abd (Brighton, England) – Ahmed Elmohamady (Hull, England) – Ahmed Farag (Lierse, Belgium)
Midfielders: Hossam Ashour, Mohamed Abou-Treika, Walid Soliman, Abdullah Al-Saied (Ahli), Omar Gaber, Shikabala, Ahmed Eid (Zamalek) Amr Al-Sulaya (Ismaili), Ahmed Hamoudi (Smouha), Hossam Ghaly (Lierse, Belgium), Ibrahim Salah (Orouba, Saudi Arabia), Mohamed Elneny (Basel, Switzerland), Mahmoud ‘Kahraba’ (Luzern, Switzerland)
Strikers: Mohamed Ibrahim (Zamalek), Ahmed Temsah (Dakhlia), Ahmed Hassan ‘Koka’ (Rio Ave, Portugal), Mohamed Salah (Basel, Switzerland), Amr Zaki (Al-Salmiya, Kuwait), Geddo (Hull, England)