Our prediction for this Africa Cup of Nations 2019 match:
Egypt quickly bounced back from a 1-0 loss to Tunisia, with the team crushing Niger 6-0 in their second group game in the Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers. The Pharaohs aim to regain top position in Group J and we predict that they are going to go all guns blazing at Swazilend in Friday’s football match at Al Salam Stadium. As always, a man to watch in the home side will be Liverpool attacker Mohamed Salah, who scored a brace in the 6-0 victory over Niger. Swazilend, on the other hand, have yet to find the net in the Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers and seeing that Friday’ clash is of big importance for the Egyptians, we do not believe that the underdogs are capable of spoiling the Pharaohs’ party in Cairo. It has to be noted that the two sides meet for the first time ever in a competitive match.
Highlighted Player (Sam Morsy):
Sam Morsy is a professional footballer who plays for Wigan Athletic in the Championship. His full name is Samy Sayed Morsy and he started his youth career at Wolverhampton Wanderers. During his spell with Wolves he was spotted by Port Vale scouts and in 2008 joined the Vale Park outfit.
The talented midfielder made his debut for the first team on 23 February, 2010 in a 4-0 win over Lincoln City and at the end of the 2009/2010 campaign he was given the Youth Player of the Year award. After playing 71 league games for Port Vale, Sam Morsy joined Chesterfield in July 2013 and on 30 march 2014 he participated in the Football League Trophy final. However, he did not help Chesterfield beat Peterborough United in the title game (1-3).
On 28 January 2016 Morsy signed a two-and- a-half year contract with Wigan Athletic for an undisclosed fee. Sam Morsy was born in Wolverhampton on 10 September, 1991 and he was father is Egyptian.
Highlighted Team (Egypt):
Egypt are an African football team that plays their home games at Borg El Arab Stadium in Alexandria. Over the years Egypt have established themselves as the most successful national team in Africa and you should bear in mind that they won their seventh African Cup of Nations trophy in 2010.
The Pharaohs participated at the World Cup finals on two occasions (1934 and 1990) and they failed to make it to the knockout stages of the showpiece tournament. Egypt suffered a 4-2 loss to Hungary on their World Cup debut and it has to be noted that the African team scored no more than one goal at the 1990 FIFA World Cup.
Ahmed Hassan is the player with the most caps for the Egyptian national team (184), while Hossam Hassan is the team’s top scorer (68). The colour of Egypt’s home kit is red and white and the Pharaohs play their away games in white shits and black shorts.