Hegazi has overcome his fitness worries and will start in central defence. Salah looks like he’ll start on the right again, with Mohsen in the centre. Amr Warda is notably by his absence from the bench, having been ejected from the squad today for an undisclosed breach of discipline (reference has been made to unwholesome social media exchanges). For the Leopards, the Premier League players Bolasie and Masuaku have been dropped, as has the former Premier LEague player Mbemba. Bolingi, Maghoma and Moke.
Egypt: El Shenawy; Elmohamady, Hegazi, Slaa, Ashraf; Elneny, El Said, Hamed; Salah, Mohsen, Trezeguet
Subs: Gennesh, Gaber, El-Wensh, Mansour, Elmohamady, Soliman, Dunga, Ali, Kouka
DR Congo: Matampi; Issama, Luyindama, Ngonda, Tisserand; Bopé, Mputu, Moke; Maghoma, Bakambu, Bolingi
Subs: Akolo, Mulumbu, Mpoku, Bolasie, Elia, Masuaku, Assombolanga, Ngawai, Shabani, Mbemba, Mandanda
Referee: V Gomes (South Africa)