While Egypt’s loss to Nigeria in the Group D heavyweight clash was not exactly terminal to their chances of progressing through into the next round, though the manner of their performance was certainly disappointing.
A lot of pressure, of course, will fall on the shoulders of Mohamed Salah, although to blame him entirely would be unfair. Without much in the way of service against Nigeria, the Liverpool star looked an isolated figure.,
Guinea-Bissau, meanwhile, will be ruining their missed penalty against Sudan in their opener. With all due respect, that was surely the chance to pick up three points.
Yet to get up and running themselves, they will surely take heart from how ineffective Egypt were. If they can isolate Salah (easier said than done, of course) perhaps they can take some confidence in claiming second spot with Nigeria currently .
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The AFCON meeting is scheduled for a 7pm GMT kick-off time on Saturday January 15, 2022.
The Stade Roumde Adjia in Garoua will host.