The game resumed, Egypt grew to ten as its defender received treatment behind his goal.
The Egyptian defender injured his right knee on his own after a devastating acceleration from Simon. The stretcher is now called up on the lawn.
The Galatasaray striker overflows on the right side and chooses the solitary option. His shot from a closed angle is caught by the Nigerian goalkeeper.
The ball is finally recovered by the Pharons defense after a foul in the box. First very small heat in this rather muddled start.
He tries to combine with Tawfik on the right side, but the Super Eagles defense is vigilant. Nigeria recovers and can project itself.
The first shock of this CAN starts in Garoua under a heat of 35 ° C, good match to all!
The two teams enter the lawn of the RoumdÃ © Adjia stadium in Garoua. The probable Group D final for first place starts in a few moments.
During the 8 previous meetings between the two nations in the competition, Nigeria has 3 wins, against 2 for Egypt (3 draws). Their last CAN clash dates back to 2010, for a 3-1 victory for the Pharaohs.
Quiet winner of their qualifying group ahead of Sierra Leone, Nigeria had signed 4 wins and 2 draws. Egypt had not lost either, conceding three draws for three wins, in a qualifying group where they had edged the Comoros.
Augustine Eguavoen has been acting on the Nigeria bench since Rohr’s sudden departure in December. On the Egyptian side, Portugal’s Carlos Queiroz has been in place since September.
Pharaohs superstar, Mohamed Salah is obviously starting on his right side for this first match of the competition. In a press conference, the Reds striker did not hide his ambitions and wants to win his first CAN, when he was an unhappy finalist in 2017.
Semi-finalists of the event in 14 of the last 16 editions, the Super Eagles are participating in their 19th CAN. They have 3 wins and finished 3rd in 2019.
Record-keepers for the number of participations (25) and victories (7) in the CAN, the Pharaohs are undefeated in their last 16 group matches in the competition! Their last setback at this stage dates back to 2004, and a defeat against Algeria (2-1). In the last edition, at home in 2019, Egypt was released in the round of 16 by South Africa (1-0).
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While Gernot Rohr stepped down as manager just a month ago, Nigeria is also deprived of star Victor Osimhen. Leon Balogun is also not ready for this CAN, Emmanuel Dennis is meanwhile retained by his club, Watford.
Hello everyone, welcome to our live stream to follow live the poster between Nigeria and Egypt as part of the 1st day of CAN 2022. The game starts will stumble at 5 p.m. at the RoumdÃ © Adjia stadium in Garoua.