And “Soccer 365” learned that Shawky Gharib prefers to rely on a duo in defense and in the middle with Mohamed Salah, the option that the coach of the Egyptian Olympic team settled on.
The regulations allow the participation of 3 players over the age with the teams in the Olympic Games.
Shawky Gharib had decided to include Mohamed Salah, the Liverpool star, as his first choice for the over-age trio, while he preferred to choose between more than one player in the defensive line, as well as in the defensive midfield.
Gharib intends not to summon Mohamed El-Shennawi and rely on Mohamed Sobhi, or Mahmoud Gad, to guard the lair of the Egyptian Olympic team in the Tokyo Games.
The Egyptian Olympic team qualified for the Tokyo Games after winning the African U-23 Nations title in November 2019 in Cairo.