On January 22, Cape Verde and Egypt will square off at the Stade Felix Houphouet-Boigny stadium in Abidjan, Ivory Coast. Group B of the Africa Cup of Nations includes the game.
Cape Verde has already had an amazing 2023 Africa Cup of Nations, and it is far from finished because, at this match’s conclusion, they will definitely advance to the knockout stages. Thanks to a thrilling stoppage-time goal from Ankaragucu forward Garry Rodrigues, they defeated a disorganized Ghanaian team 2-1 to start their cup campaign in style. Due to their impressive performance last Thursday, when they easily defeated Mozambique 3-0 to earn the top spot with one game remaining, Cape Verde had a slightly surprising lead in the group rankings following matchday one. Bebe, the former attacker for Manchester United, is healthy to play in this match despite some injury worries when he was substituted off versus Mozambique. If he keeps up his recent success, Egypt may be in danger.
Conversely, Egypt has so far had trouble making a name for itself in the tournament. This was evident in the first game, where they were drawn 2-2 by Mozambique, the outsider in the group. Many would contend that the point the Pharaohs earned in the following game, a 2-2 draw with Ghana, was relatively fortunate, with Ghana’s mistakes playing a major role in the result. It was the first time Egypt had failed to dominate its opening 2 games in the tournament since 1992. Before those results, they had only given up one goal in 11 AFCON games. The Pharaohs’ captain, Mohamed Salah, will not be playing as he has returned to Liverpool in the Premier League following an injury sustained versus Ghana. Egypt could find some comfort in the fact that, despite knowing that Mohamed Salah would have been required for such an important game, they became a far better team after their captain was replaced against Ghana.
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Cape Verde vs Egypt Game Information
- Date: 01/22/2024
- Time: 03:00 PM ET
- Location: Stade Félix Houphouët-Boigny (Abidjan).
- Live Stream: beIN Sports