Morsi returns as Zamalek announce squad to face El-Hodood

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Zamalek manager Alex McLeish has announced his 18-man squad to face Haras El-Hodood in the 25th round of the Egyptian Premier League.

Bassem Morsi returns to the squad after serving a brief suspension.

The squad list sees the return of , after recovering from the injury that he picked up in the national team camp ahead of 2017 qualifiers against .

On the other hand, the list of absentees due to injury include Omar Gaber, Ahmed El-Shennawy, Ahmed Dweidar and Ayman Hefny. Mohamed Salem and Ahmed Hassan Mekki were also excluded for technical reasons.

Zamalek squad:

Goalkeepers: Ahmed El-Shennawy and Mohamed Abou-Gabal.
Defenders: Hamada Tolba, Mohamed Koffi, Hazem Emam, Ali Gabr and Mohamed Adel Gomaa.
Midfielders: Ahmed Tawfik, Tarek Hamed, Moruf Yusuf, Ahmed Hamoudi, Mahmoud Abdel-Razek ‘Shikabala’ and Mohamed Ibrahim, Ibrahim Abdel-Khalik and Mostafa Fathi.
Forwards:Bassem Morsi, Mahmoud Abdel-Moneim ‘Kahraba’ and Emmanuel Mayuka.

Zamalek are set to face Hars El-Hodood on Tuesday at the Petrosport stadium; the Whites occupy second place in the Egyptian Premier League standings with 42 points, 11 behind leaders and arch-rivals . Haras, meanwhile, sit in lowly 17th with just nine points to their name, 15 points adrift of safety as their hopes of survival drop with each passing round.

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