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Egypt to face Nigeria in a friendly next March

Ahmad Hassan, Thursday 20 Dec 2018
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African Nations Cup Qualifier - Egypt v Tunisia - Borg El Arab Stadium, Alexandria, Egypt - November 16, 2018 Egypt team group. REUTERS
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Egypt will face Nigeria in a friendly game on 26 March 2019, the Egyptian Football Association (EFA) announced on Thursday.

The EFA stated that they have received an approval from their Nigerian counterparts to hold the game in the international break, which will also see the Pharaohs play against Niger in the last game of the African Cup of Nations qualifiers.

Under new coach Javier Aguirre, Egypt have already booked a place in the 2019 African Cup of Nations as they now sit in second place with 12 points in Group J of the qualifiers after rivals Tunisia (12), who top the group on head-to-head goal difference.

With Aguirre at the helm, Egypt crushed Niger 6-0, defeated eSwatini 4-1 and 2-0 home and away respectively and thrilled Tunisia 3-2 via a stoppage-time strike from Mohamed Salah.

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