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Nigeria vs Egypt: 10 things to know about Mo Salah’s Pharaohs



Factfile for Egypt, who play Nigeria, Guinea-Bissau, and Sudan in Group D of the Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon from January 11:

Popular name: Pharaohs

Rankings: 6 Africa, 45 world

Captain: Mohamed Salah

Coach: Carlos Queiroz (POR)

Qualifying results: Kenya 1-1 1-1, Comoros 4-0 0-0, Togo 1-0 3-1

Scorers: 2 – Mohamed ‘Afsha’ Magdy, Mohamed Salah, Mohamed Sherif, 1 – Mohamed Elneny, Mahmoud ‘El Wensh’ Hamdy, Mahmoud ‘Trezeguet’ Hassan, Mahmoud Kahraba

Previous appearances: 24

Best placings: Champions 1957, 1959, 1986, 1998, 2006, 2008, 2010


Goalkeepers: Mohamed Abogabal (Zamalek), Mahmoud Gad (ENPPI), Mohamed el Shennawy (Al Ahly), Mohamed Sobhi (Pharco)

Defenders: Mahmoud Alaa, Ahmed Fatouh, Mahmoud ‘El Wensh’ Hamdy (all Zamalek), Ayman Ashraf, Akram Tawfik (both Ahly), Mohamed Abdel-Moneim, Omar Kamal (both Future), Ahmed Hegazi (Ittihad Jeddah/KSA)

Midfielders: Emam Ashour, Ahmed ‘Zizo’ Sayed (both Zamalek), Hamdy Fathy, Amr al Suleya (both Ahly), Abdallah el Said, Ramadan Sobhi (both Pyramids), Mohamed Elneny (Arsenal/ENG), Mohanad Lasheen (Tala’ a el Gaish)

Forwards: Mahmoud ‘Trezeguet’ Hassan (Aston Villa/ENG), Omar Marmoush (Stuttgart/GER), Mostafa Mohamed (Galatasaray/TUR), Mohamed Salah (Liverpool/ENG), Mohamed Sherif (Ahly)

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