Egyptian FA Boss Sets Target For Team Ahead of Their AFCON Opener Against Nigeria

Egyptian FA Boss Sets Target For Team Ahead of Their AFCON Opener Against Nigeria

Chukwu Ikechukwu
updated at April 12, 2023 at 7:53 PM
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  • Newly elected Egyptian FA President Gamal Allam says that they will give the national team all the necessary resources to win the AFCON
  • Egypt will tackle the Super Eagles of Nigeria on Tuesday, January 11, in the opening game of Group D
  • The Pharaohs are scheduled to travel this Saturday, 8 January, to Cameroon and were given a final day off on Friday

Newly Elected Egyptian Football Association President Gamal Allam has set winning the 33rd edition of the African Cup of Nations as the target for the Egyptian national team.

Egyptian FA Boss sets target to team as Pharaohs prepare ahead of AFCON tournament
Egypt have won the Africa Cup of Nations a record seven times. Photo by Clive Rose
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The Pharaohs who have been in intense preparations ahead of Africa’s biggest football showpiece are scheduled to travel to the host country Cameroon this Saturday, January 8 according to Complete Sports ahead of their opening fixture against the Super Eagles of Nigeria on Tuesday, January 11.

Egypt will be banking on key forward Mohammed Salah who has been in scintillating form for his Clubside Liverpool to bring home the title as they expect the former Chelsea man to replicate his form for the Pharaohs when the competition starts this January.

Egypt who are one of the strong contenders for this year’s competition boasting has been placed in Group D along with Nigeria, Sudan, and Guinea-Bissau.

According to Kingfut, newly elected FA President Gamal Allam has now placed a target of winning the AFCON for the Pharaohs insisting they are now in Cameroon just for show.

“Egypt won’t go to Cameroon just for show, our goal is to win the Africa Cup of Nations, and this is what we will play for,” Allam told Sada El-Balad TV.
“The Football Association will give its full support to the national team to achieve the desired goal, which is to win the African Cup of Nations,”

Egypt remain the record holders of the AFCON after winning Africa’s biggest football tournament on seven occasions.

Hakim Ziyech Issues Defiant Statement After Being Left out Of Morocco Squad

Earlier Sportsbrief had reported Chelsea winger Hakim Ziyech has sensationally claimed he “does not care” about being left out of the Morrocco squad for the Africa Cup of Nations.

The winger fell out with Morocco coach Vahid Halihodzic and has not featured for his nation since July 2020 in a friendly against Burkina Faso.

The Morocco coach, a few months ago, accused Ziyech of faking an injury to avoid featuring in a friendly against Ghana in June.

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Chukwu Ikechukwu Godwin is a journalist with over 9 years of experience in the Nigerian media industry. He has worked both in Radio (Today FM, Rhythm FM, Wish FM) and Television (Silverbird TV) as a Sports Analyst..