The second real heavyweight match of the African Cup of Nations in 2022 comes to us when Nigeria will face Egypt to start the game in Group D.
After Monday’s match between Morocco and Ghana was seen by the Atlas Lions, they won 1: 0, today we have another match of the adepts for the title. The match starts at 11:00 ET at Roumde Adjia Stadium in Garoua, Cameroon.
Liverpool superstar Mohamed Salah leads the way for Egypt, but on the other hand has strong competition from the stars, as Nigeria boasts a pair of Leicester City Kelechi Iheanacho and Wilfred Ndidi.
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Although both teams are expected to advance from Group D regardless of today’s result, the potential winner would be well prepared for a better match in the 16th round and deep play in the tournament, while the loser could feel more pressure in his second group. stage matches against Guinea-Bissau and Sudan.
Sporting News will follow the event live and will provide score updates, comments and highlights as they occur.
Nigeria vs. Egypt live score
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10:08: Mohamed Salah has only one target for AFCON 2022.
– Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) January 11, 2022
10:01: The line-ups are in the line-up and most of the stars of both teams start, even though Nigeria has left Ahmed Musu and Alex Iwobi on the bench. Complete kits and substitutes can be found below.
9:33: Boasting 102 national teams and 16 international goals, Nigerian legend Ahmed Musa is set to launch his latest African Cup tournament. He was the central figure in the AFCON 2013 tournament title and was captain of the team during the 2019 tournament, when Nigeria reached the semifinals before losing to eventual champion Algeria.
9:25: Egypt’s head coach Carlos Queiroz doesn’t like to discuss specific line-ups and prefers to remain flexible. We will see how much fluidity there is against Nigeria today.
– Pharaohs XI 🇪🇬 (@PharaohsXI) January 10, 2022
Nigeria vs. Egypt
Several Nigerian stars play in the top European leagues, so the Super Eagles will be a tough match for Egypt.
He is expected to deploy a 3-CB formation, as Augustine Eguavoen did earlier, returning to the more traditional 4-4-2 with Iheanach ahead. Everton’s Alex Iwobi surprisingly starts the match on the bench, as does Nigerian legend Ahmed Musa.
Nigeria basic lineup (4-4-2): Okoye – Aina, Omeruo, Ekong, Zaidu – Chukwueze, Ndidi, Aribo, Simon – Iheanacho, Awoniyi.
Nigeria Substitutes (12): Onyekuru, Ejuke, Iwobi, Musa, Sadiq, Nwakali, Onyeka, Ebuehi, Ajayi, Ndah, Akepyi, Uzoho.
Premier League stars Mohamed Salah and Mohamed Elneny begin in Egypt, as does Aston creator Trezeguet. It is a strong line-up for Egypt, with well-known players in front supporting young youngster Omar Marmoushe from Stuttgart and Galatasaray striker Mostafu Mohamed.
While the lineup includes many of the best Egyptian players, there was a significant rotation during the recent CAF World Cup qualifiers, which means there may be signs of ignorance on the field.
Basic lineup of Egypt (4-2-3-1): El-Shenawy – Fetouh, El-Wensh, Hegazi, Akram – Hamdi, Elneny – Salah, Trezeguet, Marmoush – Mostafa.
Egypt Substitutes (12): Sherif, Ashour, Lasheen, Sobhi, El Said, Zizo, Kamal, Abdelmoneim, El-Din, Ashraf, Gad, Sobhi.
How to watch Nigeria Vs. Egypt
- Date: Tuesday, January 11
- Time: 11:00 AM ET
- TV channel: to be in sports
- Spanish: beIN Sports in Spain
- Streaming: fuboTV (free trial for new users)
The match will be broadcast live on the primary English and Spanish channels of beIN Sports in the USA and Canada.
Pre-match betting lines, tips and predictions
Choice: Draw and Over 1.5 (+380)
Forecast: Nigeria 1-1 Egypt
- Moneyline: Nigeria +220 / Draw +185 / Egypt +165
- Span: Egypt pick’em (-130) / Nigeria pick’em (+115)
- Total O / U goals 1.5: Over -145 / Under +125
- Both teams will score a goal: Yes +125 / No -160