10 January 2014
Egypt at the Dubai’s international Tournament
The Men's National Basketball Team Egypt will take part in the 25th edition of the Dubai International Tournament as part of its preparation for the 2014 World Cup.
Only seven of the 12 players who helped Egypt cause one of the biggest shocks in the AfroBasket history last summer will be competing in Dubai.
Marei and Anas Osama Mahmoud are not traveling with the team due to academic reasons in the USA.
Egypt started their training camp last month in Cairo and counts with a few new faces.
"I need to access some young players who might represent the country in the future," said Aboul Kheir.
"I need to make sure they have as much potential as they have shown playing for youth national teams as well as their clubs."
Aboul Kheir says that so far the competition to make the final roster is high, and the Dubai even may help him to decide.
The 10-day tournament, organised by the United Arab Emirates Basketball Association, is to take place at the Dubai Al-Ahli Club centre from 9 to 18th January 2014.