Our prediction for this Africa Cup of Nations 2021 match:
Egypt desperately needed a win against Togo, and they managed to get one without Mohamed Salah in the starting line-up. Salah-less Pharaohs proved their worth in the Cairo International Stadium clash, and it is more than obvious that they are capable of producing fine displays without Mo in starting XI. Togo, on the other hand, were anything but impressive in the defeat to Egypt, with the team taking only five goal attempts, and it is no wonder they are seen as underdogs in Tuesday’s clash.
Claude Le Roy’s men need to improve their game if they are to keep their Africa Cup of Nations qualification hopes alive, but seeing that they failed to impress in the Cairo International Stadium clash, we are tempted to put our money on the Pharohs. A man to watch in the away team will be Arsenal midfielder Mohamed Elneny, who produced a brilliant display in the 1-0 win over Togo a few days ago.
Highlighted Player (Emmanuel Adebayor):
Emmanuel Adebayor is a famous African footballer who played for several European giants in the past. Adebayor scored 46 goals in 104 league appearances for Arsenal from 2006 to 2009 and he was part of Manchester City between 2009 and 2012.
In 2011 he joined Real Madrid on loan and he played for Tottenham Hotspur on loan as well in the 2011/2012 Premier League season. The Togolese attacker who is well known for his speed, signed a permanent deal with Tottenham Hotspur on 21 August, 2012 and you should have in mind that the deal was worth £5 million.
Emmanuel Adebayor moved to Crystal Palace on January, 2016 and his contract with the capital club expired on 30 June. The 191-cm-tall forward was named African player of the Year in 2008, but in 2010 he retired from the national team duty as Togo team’s bus was attacked by gunmen on the way to the Africa Cup of Nations in Angola. Adebayor scored 31 goals in 66 appearances for the Togolese national team.
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.