Egypt’s Tawfik out of AFCON due to ACL injury, Fatouh to miss Guinea Bissau test: EFA

Ahmed Abd El Rasoul , Wednesday 12 Jan 2022

Egypt's right back Akram Tawfik will miss the rest of the African Cup of Nations' games after tearing his ACL, while left back Ahmed Fatouh will miss the next match against Guinea Bissau due to a muscular strain.

Egypt s Akram Tawfik. AP
Egypt s Akram Tawfik. AP

Ahly player Tawfik and Zamalek’s Fatouh were injured in Tuesday’s 1-0 loss to Nigeria in the AFCON opener.

“Scans revealed that Tawfik is suffering from a torn anterior cruciate ligament and the player will return to Cairo. Fatouh is suffering from a muscular strain and he will not be available for Guinea Bissau game as the medical staff will prepare him for the Sudan game,” read a short statement by the Egyptian Football Association (EFA).

The Pharaohs were dealt an early blow against the Super Eagles as 24-year-old Tawfik had to leave the game after only 10 minutes due to his knee injury, while the 23-year-old Fatouh was substituted during the break.

Egypt will play Guinea Bissau on Saturday 15 January and Sudan on Wednesday 19 January.

Egypt is playing in the prestigious continental tournament in Group D alongside Nigeria, Sudan, and Guinea Bissau.

Seven-time African champions Egypt is aiming for its first AFCON title since 2010.

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