Riad excluded from Al Ahly's preliminary squad, Boujelbene included

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CAIRO: Al Ahly announced the preliminary squad list for the 2007-2008 season with the exclusion of playmaker Wael Riad.

Riad, who has just recently returned to Al Ahly after a short spell at Austria s Grazer, was joined by Olympic team playmaker Tarek Saad in Manuel Jose s out of favor list.

Riad s exclusion reaffirms speculation suggesting that he will join Enppi next season, as the 25-year-old is looking for regular participation.

However, the Ahly list included Tunisian midfielder Anis Boujelbene, who was suspected to moving to Qatar s Al-Arabi.

Another surprise inclusion in the 25-man list was the name of Al Ahly s U-20 member Mohamed Ibrahim Hegazi Mando , who rarely played for the first team.

I am very happy to be with Al Ahly, Mando told FilGoal.com on Tuesday.

The 20-year-old striker quashed rumors that he is leaving the Cairo-based club to join Alexandria-based club Ittihad.

I received no offers from Ittihad, he said.

Al Ahly s summer signings Moataz Eno and Reda Al-Weeshi will join the list later after completing their registration, in addition to Rami Adel, who was on loan to Arab Contractors.

The Squad

Goalkeepers: Essam Al-Hadari, Amir Abdul-Hamid

Defenders: Emad Al-Nahhas, Wael Gomaa, Ahmed Al-Sayed, Shadi Mohamed, Islam Al-Shater, Mohamed Mahmoud Nano , Ahmed Adel, Ahmed Shedid.

Midfielders: Mohamed Shawky, Hossam Ashour, Hassan Mostafa, Ahmed Sedik, Tarek Al-Saied, Sebastiao Gilberto, Anis Boujelbene, Mohamed Abou-Treika, Mohamed Barakat.

Strikers: Emad Meteb, Flavio Amado, Abdul-Hamid Hassan Mido , Mohamed Ibrahim Hegazi Mando , Ahmed Belal, Osama Hosni.

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