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AFCON Update : Three Time Champion Begins Campaign Against Pharaoh’s of Egypt

Three-time African champions Nigeria will face Egypt in their first Group D game of the ongoing 2021 Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon.

The Super Eagles will be hoping to surpass their 3rd placed position in the 2019 Afcon as they seek to get maximum points against seven time winners, Egypt.

Meanwhile, Egypt head coach, Carlos Queiroz says he is looking forward to the clash, claiming that the Super Eagles are one of the strongest team in the tournament.

Today’s first match will see defending champion, Algeria face Sierra Leone.

In Group B matches played yesterday, Senegal defeated Zimbabwe one nil, while Guinea edge past Malawi by a lone goal.

In Group C, Morocco scored in the 84th minute to beat Ghana as Comoros first ever Afcon appearance ended in defeat to Gabon.

Kayode Banjo

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