Nigeria will face Egypt in a match that will take place at Roumde Adjia Stadium in Garoua, Cameroon, on 11 January 2022 at 16:00 UTC. The match is part of Group D of the Africa Cup of Nations.
Start date: 11 Jan 2022 21:30
Venue: Roumde Adjia Stadium
Head to Head Record
FT: Egypt 1-0 Nigeria
FT: Nigeria 1-1 Egypt
Egypt Team News
Multiple COVID-19 cases have been reported, with Mohamed Abogabal, Ibrahim Adel, and coaching staff Essam El-Hadary all testing positive for the virus.
Marwan Daoud, 24, has been called up to the Pharaohs’ team as a late replacement for Pyramids defender Mohamed Hamdi, who suffered an injury on Friday.
In attack, Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah, who is now the Premier League’s leading scorer with 16 goals in 20 games, will be a player to watch as he attempts to make his imprint on Africa’s largest stage.
Nigeria Team News
Kelechi Iheanacho and Wilfred Ndidi of Leicester City, Alex Iwobi of Everton, and Ahmed Musa of Fatih Karagumruk, who holds the nation’s all-time appearance record.
In defence, we could see Zaidu Sanusi of Porto and Olaoluwa Aina of Torino, who is 25 years old, play on either side of William Troost-Ekong and Kenneth Omeruo of Torino.
Nigeria will also be missing strike partners Emmanuel Dennis and Odion Ighalo, who have been held back by Watford and Al Shabab FC, respectively, with Peter Olayinka and Cyriel Dessers stepping in as replacements.
Nigeria XI: Okoye; Sanusi, Troost-Ekong, Omeruo, Aina; Onyeka, Ndidi, Aribo; Chukwueze, Iwobi, Iheanacho
Egypt XI: El-Shennawy; Daoud, Hegazi, Fatouh, Ashraf; Fathi, El-Sulya, Elneny; Mohamed, Sherif, Salah
Watch it live on Sofascore.