Trezeguet believes Egypt can go all the way in AFCON despite slow start

Mahmoud Elassal , Saturday 15 Jan 2022

Aston Villa winger Mahmoud Trezeguet believes Egypt have what it takes to win the African Cup of Nations despite making a slow start.

Egypt s Trezeguet, left, and Jefferson Encada of Guinea-Bissau fight for the ball during the African
Egypt s Trezeguet, left, and Jefferson Encada of Guinea-Bissau fight for the ball during the African Cup of Nations Group D soccer match between Egypt and Guinea-Bissau in Garoua, Cameroon, Saturday, Jan. 15, 2022. AP

Egypt claimed their first victory in the tournament on Saturday, with a brilliant second-half volley from Mohamed Salah giving them a 1-0 win over Guinea-Bissau.

They made a disappointing start to their campaign, losing 1-0 to Nigeria in their opening Group D clash last Tuesday.

"I congratulate all Egyptians after the victory over Guinea-Bissau," Trezeguet told beIN Sports.

"I promise our fans that we will improve in the coming games, as our target remains winning the Nations Cup title."

Egypt lie second in Group D with three points, three behind leaders and already-qualified Nigeria. Guinea-Bissau and Sudan have one point apiece.

The Pharaohs need just a draw against Sudan on Tuesday to qualify for the last 16.

"The game against Sudan will be difficult and we will do our best to win," Trezeguet added.

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