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With four days to the highly anticipated clash against Uganda Cranes, Arsenal midfielder Mohamed Elneny has joined the Pharaohs training camp.

The midfield gem trained with the rest of the team on Monday 24 hours after featuring in Arsenal’s 4-0 loss at Liverpool.

“The foreign-based players are arriving one-by-one in the next few hours as the team are scheduled to fly to Kampala on Tuesday,” the Pharaohs’ executive manager Ihab Lehitah told the Egyptian Football Association (EFA) website on Monday.

Other foreign based players who are already in camp include Saudi Ahly, left-winger Mohamed Abdel-Shafy, Wigan midfielder Sam Morsi, Aston Villa right-winger Ahmed Elmohamady and Saudi Taawoun keeper Essam El-Hadary.

The record African champions began training last week with all local based players present.

Topping Group E with six points, the Pharaohs target a decent result against Uganda to enhance chances of reaching the World Cup finals for the first time since 1990.

Egypt will host Uganda on 5th September at Alexandria’s Borg El-Arab Stadium.


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