Our prediction for this Africa Cup of Nations 2022 match:
There will be fireworks when Nigeria and Egypt face each other at Stade Omnisport Roumde Adjia in the Group D derby. Nigeria are eyeing their fourth Africa Cup of Nations trophy, but they face a difficult task in their opener. All Victor Osimhen, William Troost-Ekong and Leon Balogun are sidelined with injuries, while men to watch in the home team will be Leicester City attacker Kelechi Iheanacho and Everton winger Alex Iwobi.
The Pharaohs, on the other hand, continue to rely on Liverpool superstar Mohamed Salah, who has netted 45 goals in 74 appearances for the national team. Arsenal midfielder Mohamed Elneny made the cut as well, while towering centre-back Ahmed Hegazy should be the key to Egypt’s solid defence. Anyhow, a close encounter is on the cards in the Group D derby, and we believe that punters from all around the globe can find value in betting on draw.
Highlighted Player (Victor Moses):
Over the years Victor Moses has established himself as one of the best African footballers. Moses was a first-team regular for Chelsea under Antonio Conte and he scored three goals in 28 appearances for the Blues in the 2017/2018 Premier League campaign.
The Nigerian footballer, though, started his senior career at Crystal Palace, before joining Wigan Athletic in 2010. Moses played for the likes of Liverpool, Stoke City and West Ham United on loan as well. Speaking of his international career, the pacey winger played for Nigeria at the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations and he scored two goals for the Super Eagles in a 2-0 win over Ethiopia.
Moses represented Nigeria at the 2014 FIFA World Cup as well where the African side faced the likes of Bosnia, Iran and Argentina in the group stages. His main position is winger, but he is used as a full-back as well. Victor Moses was born in Lagos, Nigeria on December 12, 1990.
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.