AFCON Viewers Baffled With Egypt's Surprising Formation Against Super Eagles in Cameroon

AFCON Viewers Baffled With Egypt's Surprising Formation Against Super Eagles in Cameroon

Ibitoye Shittu
January 13, 2022 at 12:04 PM
  • Egypt on Tuesday, January 11, started their campaign in the 2021 AFCON on a 1-0 losing note against Nigeria
  • Kelechi Iheanacho scored the only goal of the match after an assist from Rangers midfielder, Joe Aribo
  • Many football fans were stunned to see that Egypt coach Queiroz used a 5-5-0 formation against the Super Eagles

Football fans were on Tuesday night, January 11, left baffled with the 5-5-0 formation that Egypt used against Nigeria in their first match at the ongoing 2021 African Cup of Nations.

Before the encounter, Egyptian players were given an edge to overcome the Super Eagles of Nigeria because of Liverpool star Mohamed Salah who is their captain.

Mohamed Salah
Mohamed Salah in action for Egypt against Nigeria at AFCON. Photo by DANIEL BELOUMOU OLOMO
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There is no doubt about the fact that Mohamed Salah has been impressive this season for Liverpool in the Premier League getting the goals for the Anfield landlords.

Did Mohamed Salah impress against the Super Eagles?

Mohamed Salah tried all his best to score for Egypt against Nigeria, but the wing of the Liverpool striker was clipped by Zaidu and Ola Aina.

The former Chelsea star had only one clear chance against Nigeria and his effort was blocked by Super Eagles goalkeeper Maduka Okoye.

What went wrong with Egypt's formation against Nigeria?

According to the report on UK Sun and Sky Sports, fans were not happy with how the Egypt coaching crew paraded a 5-5-0 formation against Nigeria without a point man in front.

Mohamed Salah and his teammates will turn attention to the next AFCON battle against Guinea-Bissau, while the Super Eagles of Nigeria will tackle Sudan.

Okocha makes stunning reaction to Nigeria's win over Egypt at AFCON

Earlier, Sports Brief had reported how Augustine Eguavoen who is the interim Super Eagles coach was saluted by former international Okocha for his tactics against Egypt in their first game at the AFCON.

Super Eagles of Nigeria were on Tuesday evening, January 11, impressive in their match against Egypt as Leicester City forward Kelechi Iheanacho scored the winner.

Liverpool striker Mohamed Salah was not given the chance to operate as defender Ola Aina caged the former Chelsea and Roma star.

Okocha explained that Augustine Eguavoen made his day with his selection and instruction given to his players against Egypt.

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