Nigeria begin their quest for a first-ever Africa Cup of Nations title when they take on Egypt at the Roumdé Adjia Stadium in Garoua on Tuesday, January 11.

Kick-off is at 5pm.

The Super Eagles are one of the tournament favourites, boasting a squad chock-full of players from Europe’s best leagues and they’re expected to finish top of Group D, which also consists of Guinea Bissau and Sudan.

Former coach Gernot Rohr guided the West African giants to the AFCON 2019 third place, where they won 1-0 against Tunisia..

Augustine Eguavoen’s side will be determined to go one better in Cameroon and they kick off their campaign against a North African outfit that crashed out in quarter final three years ago.

The Pharaohs qualified for the African showpiece as winners in their group.

The majority of Carlos Quieroz squad ply their trade on the continent, with Mo Salah their star man.

The two nations have only met five times before, with the Egyptians emerging victorious on three occasions, one ended in victory for Nigeria and the other was a draw.


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