AFCON: All You Need to Know about Egypt’s Pharaohs Chasing More Records
Egypt holds numerous records in AFCON history. This time round, The Pharaohs are eyeing more records to break.
Nickname: The Pharaohs
Participation No. 25
Records: Champions (1957, 1959, 1986, 1998, 2006, 2008, 2010)
Egypt 1-1 Kenya
Comoros 0-0 Egypt
Egypt 1-0 Togo
Togo 1-3 Egypt
Kenya 1-1 Egypt
Egypt 4-0 Comoros
Coach: Carlos Queiroz
Date of Birth: 01.03.1953
“We are fighting on multiple fronts. There is of course the World Cup qualifiers and now it’s AFCON which is a very important tournament. We will do our best to represent Egypt in the best way possible.”
Players to watch:
Mohamed Salah (29) Forward, Liverpool (England)
Mohamed Elshenawy (32) Goalkeeper, Al Ahly (Egypt)
Ahmed Hegazi (30) Defender, Al Ittihad (Saudi Arabia)
The highest record winners of the tournament still look good enough to go all the way this time, parading players that have gained global appraisal and a team that is formidable, at least on paper.
Egypt’s first challenge in the tournament will be against Nigeria, another appreciable side.
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