By Adeboye Amosu:
Egypt coach, Hector Cuper, has released a list of 24 home-based players ahead of his team's's upcoming international friendly encounter against Burkina Faso, Completesportsnigeria.com can report.
Top on the list is veteran goalkeeper, Essam El-Hadary, who is called up to the side for the first time under Cuper.
The legendary goalie has been in impressive form for Wadi Degla FC in the Egyptian League.
The Pharaohs will use the game against the Stallions to prepare for their 2017 African Cup of Nations double header against Egypt next month.
The first leg will be played at the Ahmadu Bello Stadium, Kaduna on March 25, while the return fixture will be played on March 28.
Egypt top Group G of the qualifiers with six points from their opening two games, while the Super Eagles sit in second position with four points.
THE FULL LIST
Goalkeepers: Sherif Ekramy (Al Ahly), Ahmed El-Shennawy (Zamalek),Mohammed El- Shennawy (Petroject), Essam El-Hadary (Wadi Degla FC)
Defenders: Ramy Rabiaa, Ahmed Hegazy, Sabri Raheel, Mohamed Hany (Al Ahly), Ali Gabr, Hazem Emam, Hamada Tolba, Ahmed Dewidar, Omar Gaber (Zamalek).
Midfielders: Mostafa Fathi (Zamalek), Saleh Gomaa, Ramadan Sobhy, Momen Zakaria, Abdallah El-Said, Hossam Ghaly (Ah Ahly) Ibrahim Salah (Smouha), Nour El Sayed (ENPPI).
Forwards: Bassem Morsi (Zamalek), Amr Gamal (Al Ahly), Ahmed Raouf (Al-Masry), Marwan Mohsen (Ismaily).