Egypt to face Nigeria next March in friendly
The Egyptian Football Association has announced that it will take part in a friendly match against Nigeria’s Super Eagles next March following their final 2019 Africa Cup of Nations Qualifier.
As announced in a statement by the FA, the Pharaohs take on Niger away from home in the period between 22-24 March 2019. Following the match, Egypt will travel to Nigeria to prepare for a friendly on the 26th.
The last time Egypt faced Nigeria away from home was in the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations Qualifier. The Pharaohs managed to secure a last-gasp draw following a Mohamed Salah strike to go on and beat Nigeria 1-0 in Alexandria and qualify to the AFCON for the first time since 2010.
Nigeria top their group in the qualifiers to the continental showpiece next Summer despite with 10 points. Hot on their tails are South Africa with nine while Libya hold third position with 7. The Super Eagles will hope to seal top spot in the final game as they face bottom-placed Seychelles at home.
Despite the last loss against the Pharaohs, Nigeria hold a superior record in their previous meetings with the Egyptians having won seven, drawn five and lost five.
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