Our prediction for this Africa Cup of Nations 2022 match:
Egypt will look to make amends for a 1-0 loss to Nigeria when they take on Guinea Bissau at Stade Omnisport Roumde Adjia on Saturday. The Pharaohs failed to impress in the AFCON 2021 opener, but they are still seen as hot favourites to win their second group game. Mohamed Salah is eager to open his goal-scoring account, and the Liverpool ace is likely to prove a handful for the opposition back-line.
Al Ahly midfielder Akram Tawfik, who suffered an injury in the defeat to Nigeria, is unlikely to feature against Guinea Bissau. The Djurtus, on the other hand, played out a goalless draw with Sudan in the opening match of their Africa Cup of Nations campaign. Considering that Guinea Bissau squad has been hit by coronavirus, we believe that the Egyptians are going to pick up all three points from Saturday’s clash.
Highlighted Player (Judilson Mamadu Tuncará Gomes):
Nicknamed Pele, Judilson Mamadu Tuncara Gomes is a 183-cm-tall midfielder who was born in Aqualva-Cacem Portugal. Despite being born in Portugal, Pele decided to represent Guinea-Bissau on the international stage. Judilson Mamadu Tuncara Gomes made two appearances Portugal U19 team, while receiving a call-up for the U20 team for a friendly against France.
Speaking of his senior debut, Pele played his first match for Guinea-Bissau on June 10, 2017 in a 1-0 win over Namibia. As for his club career, the Guinea-Bissau international played for the likes of Belenenses, Genoa, Milan, Arsenal Kyiv, Olhanense, Benfica, Pacos Ferreira, Feirense, Rio Ave and Monaco before joining Nottingham Forest on loan in 2019.
His main position is defensive midfield, but he is used as a central midfielder as well. Pele’s preferred foot is right and he has a contract with Monaco which should expire on June 30, 2023.
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.