Egypt Argentine boss Hector Cuper has named a 23-man squad for the Pharaohs’ 2018 World Cup qualifier against Ghana on 13 November.

The two continent heavyweights will meet at the Borg El-Arab Stadium in Alexandria and Egyptian authorities have announced 75,000 fans will be allowed to attend.

Cuper, 60, who was appointed as the new technician for the Pharaohs will be hoping to take full advantage of Group E with a two straight win.

Cuper has picked the same group of players who beat Congo in their opening qualifier in October.

The squad is headed by Roma winger Mohamed Salah and Arsenal midfielder Mohamed Elneny.

Veteran goalkeeper Essam El-Hadary of Wadi Degla is among 13 locally-based players called up on Tuesday.

The Egyptians kicked off their Group E campaign with a 2-1 win over Congo in Brazzaville, while the Black Stars were held to a goalless draw by Uganda.

The Pharaohs are going into this tie as group leaders with three points, two ahead of the second-placed Black Stars.

Egypt squad:

Goalkeepers: Essam El-Hadary (Wadi Degla), Sherif Ekramy (Al Ahly), Ahmed El-Shennawy (Zamalek)

Defenders: Ahmed Hegazy (Al Ahly), Ahmed Fathy (Al Ahly), Ahmed Dweidar (Zamalek), Ali Gabr (Zamalek), Hamada Tolba (Al Masry), Mohamed Abdel-Shafy (Ahli Jeddah), Ahmed Elmohamady (Hull City), Omar Gaber (FC Basel)

Midfielders: Abdallah El-Said (Al Ahly), Momen Zakaria (Al Ahly), Ibrahim Salah (Zamalek), Tarek Hamed (Zamalek), Mostafa Fathy (Zamalek), Mohamed Elneny (Arsenal), Mahmoud Hassan (Mouscron), Ramadan Sobhi (Stoke City), Mohamed Salah (AS Roma), Amr Warda (Panetolikos)

Forwards: Bassem Morsi (Zamalek), Ahmed Hassan Koka (SC Braga)


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