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CAN 2021: Egypt, Nigeria, Guinea Bissau, Sudan, a group D of high quality


Despite the deleterious health context due to the Covid-19 pandemic; the 33rd edition of the CAN opens this Sunday; January 9 and until February 6.

Thisjournaltimepetition; which Cameroon hosts for the second time after 1972; promises to be very exciting due to thejournaltimeposition of the different groups of the first round; in particular Group D made up of two great names from the continent: Egypt and Nigeria; which will be ajournaltimepanied by Guinea Bissau and Sudan.

Egypt; a cador in full reconquest

The CAN’s most awarded 7-star nation; Egypt; which also holds the record for participation (26); arrives in Cameroon with the legitimate ambition of offering itself an 8th coronation. Eliminated in the round of 16 in the previous edition at home by South Africa; the pharaohs want to take revenge on their recent history. By dint of obtaining their ticket for the play-offs of the next World Cup in Qatar 2022; the Egyptian team led by Carlos Queiroz; who recently took the reins of the coaching staff; feels very confident when itjournaltimees to addressing this issue. tournament. Egypt’s front man Mohammed Salah; who farted in the first part of the season in the Premier League with impressive stats (16 goals; 9 assists) will be the main asset of the six-time African champions. Beyond the Liverpool star; the North African nation can count on the passing qualities of Arsenal member Mohammed Elneny in midfield without overshadowing defender Ahmed Hegazy. The pharaohs will face Nigeria on January 11 and Guinea-Bissau on the 15th in Garoua; then Sudan on the 19th in Yaoundé.

List of Egypt for the CAN:

goalkeepers (4): Mohamed el-Shennawi (Al-Ahly / EGY); Mohamed Abou Gabal (Zamalek / EGY); Mohamed Sobhi (Pharco / EGY); Mohamed Gad (ENPPI / EGY)

Defenders (8): Akram Tawfik (Al-Ahly / EGY); Omar Kamal Abdel Wahed (Future / EGY); Ahmed Hegazy (Ittihad Jeddah / EGY); Mahmoud Hamdy El Wensh (Zamalek / EGY); Ayman Ashraf (Al-Ahly / Ahmed Abou El Fotouh (Zamalek / EGY); Mohamed Abd El Moneim (Future / EGY); Mahmoud Alaa (Zamalek / EGY)

midfielders (7): Amr Al Suleya (Al-Ahly / EGY); Hamdi Fathi (Al-Ahly / EGY); Emam Ashour (Zamalek / EGY); Abdallah Saïd (Pyramids / EGY); Mohamed Elneny (Arsenal / ENG); Ahmed Sayed «Zizo» (Zamalek / EGY); Mohanad Lasheen (El Gaish / EGY)

Forward (6): Omar Marmoush (Stuttgart / GER); Mohamed Sherif (Al-Ahly / EGY); Mostafa Mohamed (Galatasaray / TUR); Mohamed Salah (Liverpool / ENG); Mahmoud Hassan (Trézéguet) (Aston Villa / ENG); Ramadan Sobhi (Pyramids / EGY)

Nigeria; an ambitious ogre

If there is a main opponent for Egypt in Group G; it is obviously the Nigerian Super Eagles. Disappeared from the radar after its victory in 2013 by missing the 2015; 2017 editions; Nigeria had found color during the last edition in Egypt by reaching the semifinals; ruled out by Algeria. Although they suffered a historic defeat against the Central African Republic (1-0) in the World Cup qualifying rounds; which had precipitated the dismissal against all odds a month before thejournaltimepetition; of their now former coach; Gernot Rohr; Las Súper Águilas are not willing to give in their desire to continue with the good time of their last participation. Athletic and physical power together with individual technical quality; are the precepts of Nigerian football and the foals of the new coach Augustine Eguavon (former international) will undoubtedly maintain that identity that made them strong in the past with 3 trophies won (1980; 1994; 2013) . This Nigerian team to be featured in Cameroon for this tournament is a mix of defensive rigor embodied by William Trust Ekong; creativity of Leicester midfielder Wilfried Ndidi and offensive power of the fierce tandem: Keleishi Iheanacho and Napoli forward Victor Osihmen. Nigeria faces Egypt on January 11 for their entry into the race before challenging Sudan on January 15 and Guinea Bissau on January 19.

List of 29 Nigerian players

Goalkeepers: Francis Uzoho (AC Omonia; Cyprus); John Noble (Enyimba FC); Daniel Akpeyi (Kaizer Chiefs; South Africa); Maduka Okoye (Sparta from Rotterdam; The Netherlands)

Defenders: Chidozie Awaziem (Alanyaspor FC; Turkey); Kenneth Omeruo (CD Leganés; Spain); Leon Balogun (Glasgow Rangers; Scotland); William Ekong (Watford FC; England); Olaoluwa Aina (Torino FC; Italy); Jamilu Collins (SC Padeborn 07; Germany); Abdullahi Shehu (AC Omonia; Cyprus); Zaidu Sanusi (FC Porto; Portugal); Olisa Ndah (Orlando Pirates; South Africa)

Midfield: Frank Onyeka (Brentford FC; England); Joseph Ayodele-Aribo (Galsgow Rangers; Scotland); Wilfred Ndidi (Leicester City; England); Chidera Ejuke (CSKA Moscow; Russia); Kelechi Nwakali (SD Huesca; Spain)

Forwards: Ahmed Musa (Fatih Karagumruk; Turkey); Samuel Chukwueze (Villarreal FC; Spain); Victor Osimhen (Napoli FC; Italy); Moïse Simon (FC Nantes; France); Sadiq Umar (UD Almería; Spain); Taiwo Awoniyi (Berlin Union; Germany); Odion Jude Ighalo (Al-Shabab Riyadh; Saudi Arabia); Alex Iwobi (Everton FC; England); Kelechi Iheanacho (Leicester City; England); Emmanuel Dennis (Watford FC; England).

The Djurtus of Guinea Bissau; in search of a resounding feat

Since their first participation in 2017; the Djurtus have registered a perceptible regularity in terms of participation in the most prestigiousjournaltimepetition on the continent. In Cameroon; the Guinea Bissau team will make its third consecutive attempt at the CAN. Led by their experienced coach; Baciro Candé; the French team aims to create the sensation of going up for the first time in the second round of thejournaltimepetition; especially after having carried out a high-quality qualifying campaign by finishing the leader of their group. To achieve a resounding feat in this 33rd edition of the CAN; the local coach entrusted the managers of the team; including the defender of Moreinense de Portugal; Manconi Soriano Mané; the Stade de Reims midfielder; Moreto Cassama and the experienced Frédéric Mendy. . Present in the first two CAN of Djurtus; the latter who now plays for Vitoria Setubal de Portugal is the head of the team. Lean forward; Frederic Mendy has unparalleled athleticism that can add a lot to his team. Guinea Bissau begins itsjournaltimepetition on January 11 against Sudan. They will face Egypt on January 15 before facing Nigeria on January 19.

The 24 Djurtus:

Goalkeepers: Jonas Mendes (Beira Mar; Portugal); Maurice Gomis (Ayia Napa FC; Cyprus); Manuel Mama Samba Baldé (Vizela; Portugal).

Defenders: Eulanio Chipela Gomes (FC Porto; Portugal); Fali Candé (Portimonense; Portugal); Manconi Soriano Mané (Moreirense; Portugal); Ladislau Leonel Ucha Alves (Marihense; Portugal); Aurisio Saliu Junior (Vilafranquence; Portugal); Opa Sangatte (Chateauroux; France); Jefferson Encada (Leixoes; Portugal); Ferdinand Mendy (Alloa Athletic FC; Scotland).

Field media: Judilson Gomes (Monaco; France); Jorge Braima Candé Nougueira (Farense; Portugal); Jaoa Lamine Jaquité (Vilafranquence; Portugal); Moreto Cassama (Reims; France); Alfa Semedo Esteves (Vitoria Guimaraes; Portugal); Panutchi Pereira Camara (Plymouth Argyle; Angleterre).

Forwards: Mama Samba Baldé (Troyes; France); Piqueti (Al-Shoalah; Saudi Arabia); Jorge Barbosa Intima (Wisla Plock; Poland); Mauro Rodrigues Texeira (FC Sion; Switzerland); Joseph Mendes (Niort; France); Steve Brahim Omar Ambri (Sochaux; France); Frédéric Mendy (Vitoria Setubal; Portugal).

Sudan; back tojournaltimepetition

For the first time since 2012; when Sudan last participated in the CAN and made it to the quarterfinals; the Crocodiles will be in Cameroon at this great continental event. After a difficult qualifying campaign; the Nile Crocodiles emerge from a difficult Arab Nations Cup; eliminated in the first round of thejournaltimepetition. The Sudanese team; which saw French coach Hubert Velud fired after the Arab Nations Cup fiasco; will face thejournaltimepetition with determination and dedication to get a ticket to the round of 16. To achieve this goal; Chicken Thumb G does not pretend to produce a subversive game. Burhan Tiya; the Sudan coach who relied on 28 players; mostly local except for Mohamed Amin who plays in Sweden (Motala AIF) and Yasin Hamed in Hungary (Nyiregyhaza Spartacus). Sudan will enter thejournaltimepetition on Tuesday; January 11 at the CAN; to face Guinea-Bissau; before playing against Nigeria (Saturday; January 15) and Egypt (Wednesday; January 19).

List of the 28 players called up

Gardens: Ali Abdullah Abou Achrine (Al Hilal Omdurman); Ishag Adam (Al Hilal Omdurman); Mohamed Mustafa (Al Merreikh Omdurman).

Defenders: Elsadig Hassan (Al Shorta Qadarif); Amjed Ismael Ahmed Ismail (Al-Ahly Shendi); Salaheldin Nemer (Al Merreikh Omdurman); Mustafa Karshoum (Al Merreikh Omdurman); Mohamed Amin (Motala AIF; Suède); Al Awad Zayed (Awad Zayed (Awad Zayed) Ahli Khartoum); Mazin Mohamedein (Khartoum Club); Moaiad Abdeen Maki (Al Amal Atbara).

Media: Gomaa Abbas (Al Hilal Omdurman); Mohamed Al Rasheed (Al Merreikh Omdurman); Captain Basheer (Al Amal Atbara); Mustafa Elfadni (Al Hilal Omdurman); Mohamed Elmonzer (Al Hilal Al Obeid); Mohamed Hassouin (Hay Al Wadi) )); Mohamed Kesra (Hay Al Arab); Walieldin Khedr (Al Hilal Omdurman); Dhiya Mahjoub (Al Merreikh Omdurman); Alsheikh Mohamed (Khartoum Club); Sharif Omar (Al Hilal Al Fasher); Abdelrazig Omer Yagoub (Al Hilal Omdurman ); Suliman Zakaria (Hay Al Arab).

Attackers: Mohamed Abdelrahman (Al Hilal Omdurman); Musab Ahmed (Al Hilal Al Obeid); Yasin Hamed (Nyiregyhaza Spartacus; Hongrie); Algozoli Nooh (Al Merreikh Omdurman).

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