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AFCON 2021: Egypt vow to play great match against Cameroon

Egypt’s coach Carlos Queiroz says his team’s goal is to offer the world a pleasant match when they face hosts Cameroon in the Africa Cup of Nations semifinal.

• February 3, 2022
The Pharaohs of Egypt
Egypt National Team

Egypt’s coach Carlos Queiroz says his team’s goal is to offer the world a pleasant match when they face hosts Cameroon in the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) semifinal.

The Pharaohs of Egypt will seek a place in the 2021 AFCON final when they lock horns with hosts Cameroon at the Olembe Stadium in Yaoundé on Thursday.

No teams have won AFCON titles more than Cameroon and Egypt.

Between them, they have lifted the holy grail of African football 12 times, seven for the Pharaohs and five for the Indomitable Lions.

At a pre-match press conference in Yaounde, Queiroz said his team was ready to play a good match between two great African teams.

Goalkeeper Mohamed El Shennawy noted that the game against the host was crucial, adding that he was hopeful that their talisman Mohamed Salah would be at his best ahead of the clash.

The Pharaohs are desperate to extend their AFCON record by winning their eighth title. After a sluggish group stage campaign, Egypt rose to the expectations to oust Cote d’Ivoire and Morocco and reach the semifinal in style.

Now they have to face another tough hurdle in the form of their hosts.


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