The 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers resumed with Group G leaders Egypt travelling to Kenya on Thursday at 7pm live on KBC!
The Pharaohs are currently unbeaten after four games and leading the charge alongside Comoros.
It’s been a difficult start for Kenya, who have failed to win any of their opening four games, but have suffered a single defeat the 2-1 loss to Comoros in November. Jacob Mulee’s men are currently five points adrift of the qualification places, and Egypt could widen their chances between themselves and Kenya in third to 11 points, but defeat in the capital would narrow the margin to just two points.
- Kenya (vs Tanzania): Saruni; Sakari, Kibwage, Omurwa, Mwale; Juma, Muguna, Mutinda, Kimani, Mazembe; Kapaito.
- Egypt (vs Togo): El Shenawy; Tawfik, El Wensh, Hegazy, Ashraf; Fathi, Hamed, Sherif, Afsha, Trezeguet; Hassan.
Mohamed Salah, whose last international cap came in 2019, has been recalled to Egypt’s squad, and he traveled with a host of Premier League players including Mohamed Elneny of Arsenal and Trezeguet of Aston Villa. Former West Brom defender Ahmed Hegazi, El Badry’s, Mostafa Fathi and Mohamed Farouk make long-awaited returns as well.
Victor Wanyama, Teddy Akumu and Brian Onyango will all miss out, with Mulee naming a relatively young and inexperienced squad, with five uncapped players handed call ups.
Egypt National Football Team
Mohamed El-Shenawy; Mohamed Hany, Mahmoud El-Wensh, Ahmed Hegazi, Ahmed Ayman Mansour; Tarek Hamed, Hamdi Fathi, Mohamed Magdy Afsha; Mohamed Salah, Trezeguet, Mostafa Mohamed