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Nigeria vs Egypt: Kickoff time, venue, team news, predictions - AFCON 2021

 


Fans of both countries and neutrals alike will be fixated as two of the likeliest nations to win this year's Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) tournament do battle, first for the control of Group D.

Three-time winners Nigeria will be without a swathe of their first-choice forwards in Victor Osimhen, Emmanuel Dennis, and Odion Ighalo.

But such is the abundance of stars at the West-African nation that they can still call on the likes of Kelechi Iheanacho, Taiwo Awoniyi, and Alex Iwobi to lead the line.

Egypt boasts of arguably the best player in the world at the moment, Mohamed Salah, and they will be looking to milk the best out of him for a chance to win a record-extending eighth AFCON title.

At the AFCON finals, Nigeria also has the edge winning three of seven encounters with two draws in between.

The Nigeria Vs Egypt game is scheduled to hold on Tuesday, January 11 at the Roumde Adjia Stadium in Garoua by 5 pm Nigerian time.

The Super Eagles of Nigeria have been rocked by a series of no-shows especially in the attacking positions with Osimhen, Dennis, and Ighalo not making it to Cameroon as well as first-choice centre-back Leon Balogun.

The Pharaohs of Egypt have better luck with star players Salah, Mohamed Elneny and Ahmed Hegazi all accounted for. So far, no players from either team have been ruled out due to coronavirus.

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