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Tunisia match is a chance to qualify top of group, Egypt’s coach Aguirre tells team

Ahmad Hassan, Tuesday 13 Nov 2018
Egypt
Egypt's national team training in Borg El-Arab stadium on Monday 12 November 2018 (Photo: EFA.eg official Facebook page)
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Egypt team manager Javier Aguirre has told his players that the upcoming clash against Tunisia on Friday is a chance to head Group J in the 2019 African Cup of Nations qualifiers.

“Aguirre told the players that the game is a chance to prove how good our team is and to qualify at the top of the group,” the Pharaohs’ executive manager Ehab Lehita told an Egyptian radio station on Tuesday.

Egypt started their training camp at Alexandria's Borg El-Arab stadium on Monday, with Liverpool star Mohamed Salah expected to join his teammates on Tuesday.

Egypt suffered a 0-1 defeat against Tunisia when the teams met on 6 December last year in Rades in the first round of the qualifiers, and will seek to avenge their loss and qualify at the top of the group when both teams face off on Friday.

The Pharaohs have already secured a seat in the Cameroon 2019 African Cup of Nations as they are safe in second place in Group J with nine points, three behind rivals the Carthage Eagles.

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