Nigeria will be locking horns against Egypt in the Group D Matchday 1 of the Africa Cup of Nations AFCON 2021 on Tuesday, 11th January 2022 at the Roumdé Adjia Stadium.
Nigeria has won the African Cup of Nations three times and has a quality team this year. Against Egypt, the Super Eagles will be seeking to exploit their packed team to their benefit and be at their best to cause an upset. They have managed to win four of their last six games and will be hoping to start the AFCON journey on a positive note.
On the other hand, Egypt has won the AFCON championship seven times and will be led by Mohamed Salah, perhaps the finest player in the world, who has been in sensational form for Liverpool this season. However, Egypt are going through a rough patch as they lost their last two games in the Arab Cup and will now be looking forward to turning that around.
Nigeria vs Egypt Match Details
Match: Nigeria vs Egypt
Date and Time: Tuesday, 11th January 2022 9:30 PM IST
Venue: Roumdé Adjia Stadium
Nigeria vs Egypt Head to Head
Nigeria and Egypt have been up against each other on 18 occasions across all competitions with the former dominating the records. Egypt have managed to win five games whereas Nigeria have grabbed eight victories. They last faced each other in March 2019 where Nigeria came out on top with a 1-0 victory.
Nigeria vs Egypt Team News
Nigeria: Victor Osimhen- Covid-19, Odion Ighalo- No Club Clearance, Abdullahi Shehu- Unknown Injury
Egypt: Mohamed Abo Gabal and Ibrahim Adel- Covid-19, Mohamed Hamdy- Unknown Injury
Nigeria vs Egypt Probable Playing XI
Nigeria: Maduka Okoye, Zaidu Sanusi, Tyrone Ebuehi, Olaoluwa Aina, Chidozie Awaziem, Wilfred Ndidi, Chidera Ejuke, Samuel Chukwueze, Alex Iwobi, Ahmed Musa, Kelechi Iheanacho
Egypt: Mohamed El-Shenawy, Akram Tawfik, Ahmed Hegazi, Mahmoud Hamdi, Ahmed Fatouh, Mohamed Elneny, Amr Al-Sulaya, Mohamed Salah, Abdallah El-Said, Mohamed Sherif, Omar Marmoush
Nigeria vs Egypt D11 Team
Mohamed El-Shenawy, Olaoluwa Aina, Ahmed Hegazi, Zaidu Sansui, Ahmed Fatouh, Alex Iwobi, Wilfred Ndidi, Chidera Ejuke, Mohamed Salah(C), Kelechi Iheanacho(VC), Mohamed Sherif
Nigeria vs Egypt Probable Winners
Both teams are among the favorites to win the competition, and the match promises to be exciting. It’s challenging to choose a winner in this game, and our prediction is that the game will conclude in a tie.
Prediction: Nigeria 2-2 Egypt