AFCON Fantasy is here and the FPL Manual shares his thoughts on Egypt’s national football team, their best players to consider, and predicted XI for AFCON 2024.

Team Profile

  • Name – Egypt
  • Nickname – الفراعنة (The Pharaohs)
  • Current World ranking – 33rd (5th in Africa)

Egypt previously hosted the African Cup of Nations in 1959, 1974, 1986, and 2006 and have claimed seven AFCON victories. The Pharaohs are the most successful team in the African Cup of Nations and are the only team to win it three times in a row (2006, 2008, and 2010). No other nation in the history of the tournament has been able to break that record.


Egypt’s Road to AFCON

Egypt’s journey to AFCON 2023 started back in June 2022 with a crucial 1-0 home win against Guinea and ended with a 1-0 win at home to Ethiopia. The Pharaohs were fantastic in Group D (5 wins, 1 loss) scoring 10 goals, conceding only three goals.


Egypt’s Top AFCON Qualifier Performers

  • Mo Salah – 2 goals
  • Mostafa Mohamed – 2 goals
  • Marmoush, Zizo, Terzeguet, Fathi – 1 goal

El-Shenawy – 4 Clean sheets

Recent form: In their last 10 games, Egypt have eight wins, one draw, and one defeat in 2023.

Mo Salah is on pens, free kicks & corners for Egypt⭐️


Egypt Team News

Official Egypt Team for AFCON 2023

Dropped players: Aly Gabr, Gaber, A Ashraf, Nabil Aly, Mahmoud Alaa, and Karim Ramadan are only but a few players who did not make the final squad for Egypt.

Probable lineup: Since his official appointment on 12/7/2022, The gaffer Rui Vitória tends to use either of the 4-2-3-1, 4-1-3-2 and 4-3-3 shape. However, the 4-3-3 formation seems to be the most consistent one and this could be how Egypt lineup for the competition.

Before I reel out the fantasy picks, a Pharaoh fan @MOAubaaa points out that:

  • “Trezeguet, Marmoush, and Zizo are fighting for two spots.
  • “I think Zizo is taking one of them in the center so I would avoid Trezeguet and Marmoush.”
  • “Salah and Mostafa Mohammed are both nailed.”

Best Egypt AFCON Fantasy Assets


Nailed Players

El-Shenawy (5m), Salah (12m), Mostafa Mohamed (7m)

Fairly Nailed (play 70+ mins or start 2/3 group games)

Marmoush (9m), Zizo (7m), Elneny (5.5m)

Rotation Risk

Terzeguet (8m), M Fathi (5.5m), M Hamada (5m)



Coming into this tournament as strong favourites to win, The Pharaohs are quite a violent storm to tame. Starting Matchday 1 against Group B rivals Mozambique, Mo Salah, El-Shenawy, and Mostafa Mohamed are the top RealFevr Africa Fantasy assets to have.

You can find additional AFCON 2024 Fantasy resources here.

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Amgad Ali
Amgad Ali
5 months ago

This is Amgad ali from Egypt
First of All thanks for your efforts

Amgad Ali
Amgad Ali
5 months ago

Then i want to highlight the following points:

  • Aly Gabr is named as dropped player although he is included in the final squad.
Amgad Ali
Amgad Ali
5 months ago
  • Most of mentioned players are not the main players dropped from the squad & no player is called Kareem Ramdan (He is called Karim Fouad)
Amgad Ali
Amgad Ali
5 months ago

Main Dropped players are Tarek Hamid – Hussein El Shahat – Abdallah El Said – Mohamed Sherif

Amgad Ali
Amgad Ali
5 months ago

Tarek Hamid were excluded after his international retirement after being puniched by Rui Vitoria (EGYPT Head Coach) by being fired at last camp held.

Amgad Ali
Amgad Ali
5 months ago

Worthy to highlight that Rui Vitoria (EGYPT Head Coach) have puniched 3 players by firing them from last camp during W.C. qualification matches.

Amgad Ali
Amgad Ali
5 months ago

The 3 punished players are Emam Ashour – Hussein El Shahat – Tarek Hamid since they are punished for their refusal to train after Djibouti match

Amgad Ali
Amgad Ali
5 months ago

Emam Ashour apologize for his act while others do nothing, more words i can say if you are still interested

Trevor Baretto
Reply to  Amgad Ali
4 months ago

FPL Manual said he would be happy if you would like to help him or share his thoughts on the Egypt team.

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