Our prediction for this Africa Cup of Nations 2022 match:
There will be fireworks when Cameroon and Egypt face each other at Stade d’Olembe in the Africa Cup of Nations semis. The Indomitable Lions have been impressive at the showpiece tournament in their homeland, and, as a result, the bookies see them as favourites to win Thursday’s showdown. Lyon forward Toko Ekambi scored a brace in a 2-0 win over Gambia, meaning that the opposition defenders should have him at bay.
The Pharaohs, on the other hand, came from behind to eliminate Morocco in the AFCON quarter-finals. Considering that Mohamed Salah and Co. are likely to adopt a defence-minded approach against Cameroon, we believe that there is a big value in betting on draw. Egypt boss Carlos Queiroz should have a full squad to choose from. In their last meeting at the Africa Cup of Nations, back in 2017, Cameroon defeated Egypt 2-1.
Highlighted Player (Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting):
Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting is a Cameroonian footballer who plays for Schalke 04 as a winger. Choupo-Moting joined die Knappen in 2014, but he played for fellow German sides Mainz, Nurnberg and Hamburger in the past as well. He was part of FC St. Pauli during his youth career.
The Cameroonian international, who was born in Altona, Hamburg, represented the Indomitable Lions at the 2010 FIFA World Cup and he made the Cameroon 2014 World Cup squad as well. Choupo-Moting is well known for his speed and he often makes life difficult for the opposition defenders. His main position is left wing, but he is capable of playing as a centre forward as well.
Choupo-Moting scored six goals in 28 appearances for Schalke in the 2015/2016 Bundesliga campaign, but many people believe that he was producing much better performances with Mainz. The Cameroonian attacker scored 10 goals in 32 league appearances for die Nullfunfer in the 2013/2014 season. Choupo-Moting, who was born on 23 Match, 1989, began his youth career at Teutonia 05.
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.