Egypt team fly to Cameroon ahead of African Cup of Nations contest

Ahmed Abd El Rasoul , Saturday 8 Jan 2022

Egypt’s national football team flew to Cameroon on Saturday morning ahead of participating in the African Cup of Nations that kicks off on Sunday.

Egypt team fly to Cameroon

The seven-time African champions will be playing in Group D alongside Nigeria, Sudan and Guinea Bissau, and will begin their AFCON 2021 campaign with a clash against the Nigerian Super Eagles on 11 January.

According to a statement by the Egyptian Football Association (EFA), the 26-man squad includes Smouha striker Marwan Hamdy who was called up from the backup list.

Also Enppi’s defender Marwan Dawoud will be heading to Cameroon after being called by coach Carlos Queiroz late on Friday as a replacement for Pyramids FC’s injured left-back Mohamed Hamdy.

Meanwhile, goalkeeper Mohamed Abo Gabal and goalkeepers’ coach Essam El-Hadary, who have tested positive for COVID-19 on Friday, will be joining the team later in Cameroon once they recover according to the EFA’s statement.

The Pharaohs’ first training session in Cameroon will be on Sunday morning.

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