Egypt football team heads to Cameroon to participate in African Cup of Nations

The Egyptian national team’s mission left Cairo on Saturday for the Cameroonian city of Garoua to participate in the final phase of the Africa Cup of Nations.

Egypt are due to play against the Nigerian team in Group D on Tuesday.

The mission is led by the president of the Egyptian Football Association, Gamal Allam, accompanied by board member Mohamed Helmy Mashhour, the coaching team led by Carlos Queiroz and 26 players.

The mission is expected to arrive in the town of Garoua around five in the evening, where it will undergo a medical examination for its members on arrival and will proceed directly to its residence to resume its program for the first match. .

Training will start there from Sunday, and the mission is expected to stay in Garoua after the match to meet Guinea-Bissau on Saturday in the second round, after which it will travel to the capital, Yaoundé, to meet the Sudanese team at the conclusion. group matches.

The national team underwent an additional coronavirus test on Friday evening for all members of the mission, and the results were negative.

Egypt will play in a squad that includes Nigeria, Guinea-Bissau and Sudan in the first round of the Africa Cup of Nations, which begins in Cameroon on Sunday.

The African Nations Championship will take place from January 9 to February 6 with the participation of 24 African teams.

Al-Masry Al-Youm released dates for Egyptian national team matches

Egypt vs Nigeria: 6 p.m. on January 11

Egypt vs Guinea-Bissau: 9 p.m. on January 15

Egypt vs Sudan: 9 p.m. January 19

Edited translation of Al-Masry Al-Youm

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