In-form defender Hegazy boosts Egypt squad ahead of Cameroon clash

Ahram Online , Sunday 5 Feb 2017,
Egypt's defender Ahmed Hegazy (AFP)

Egypt defender Ahmed Hegazy is cleared for Sunday's showdown against Cameroon in the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations final after recovering from a hamstring muscle problem during training on Saturday, the team's doctor Mohamed Abou El-Ela said.

"Medical scans have shown that Hegazy suffers from normal fatigue from the [tiring] sequence of games," the Egypt doctor told reporters Sunday.

"I informed the technical staff that Hegazy is fit for the Cameroon clash," Abou El-Ela said.

The towering central defender proved instrumental in keeping opponents at bay in Egypt's run to the final, in which the team conceded only one goal.

The Pharaohs will bid for a record-extending eighth Nations Cup title when they meet four-time winners Cameroon in Libreville Sunday evening.

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