The 7-time winners, Egypt, will make their 26th appearance at the AFCON with a game on Sunday against Mozambique. The Pharaohs of Egypt have their min
The 7-time winners, Egypt, will make their 26th appearance at the AFCON with a game on Sunday against Mozambique. The Pharaohs of Egypt have their mind firmly set on the trophy as head coach Rui Vitoria confirmed ahead of their opener yesterday.
Egypt has always been a difficult team to break down in the history of the AFCON as they are always solid and compact.
Mohammed Salah is tasked to lead the Pharaohs to clinch their 8th title in Ivory Coast because it is 15 years since the Pharaohs last won the trophy when they defeated Ghana 1-0 through Gedo’s 85th-minute strike in Luanda, Angola.
The Pharaohs have been in scintillating form heading into the AFCON as they have won eight drawn one and lost one in their last 10 games.
Mozambique will make their 5th AFCON appearance after missing in action since 2010. The Mambas have their legendary 40-year-old UD Songo’s forward Dominguez who was part of the 2010 team in the squad.
29-year-old Atletico Madrid’s centre-back, Mandava Renildo, recently recovered from a long-term injury and is expected to keep an eye on Mohammed Salah.
It is a David and Goliath affair at the Felix Houphouet-Boigny Stadium in Abidjan as Egypt has been better than Mozambique before the tournament. Chiquinho Conde’s Mambas’ have a huge task at hand as they have to double their effort to deal with the sensational Pharaohs of Egypt.
5 matches have been played between the two.
Egypt 2-0 Mozambique