Football

AFCON 2023: Egypt look up to Salah to claim Nations Cup glory

As the countdown to the highly anticipated African Cup of Nations ticks away, all eyes are on the powerhouse that is the Egypt national football team.

Nicknamed ‘The Pharaohs,’ this footballing giant boasts an impressive record with 26 AFCON appearances since their debut in 1957.

Having clinched the title a remarkable seven times (1957, 1959, 1986, 1998, 2006, 2008, and 2010), Egypt stands as a force to be reckoned with.

However, the sting of recent runners-up finishes in 2017 and 2021 has fueled their determination to reclaim the throne.

Under the guidance of Coach Rui Vitória and skippered by prolific Liverpool forward Mohamed, Egypt’s squad is brimming with talent and experience.

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Salah, Egypt’s goal-scoring maestro, is set to make amends after narrowly missing out on the gold in the previous tournament.

With fierce rivalries against Côte d’Ivoire, Cameroon, and Ghana, the Pharaohs are poised for intense battles on the African football stage and are gearing up to conquer the 2023 AFCON.

As the countdown reaches its climax, Egypt’s football legacy, highlighted by legends like Ahmed Hassan and Hossam Hassan, echoes through the annals of the sport.

Their FIFA ranking journey, reaching a high of 9 in 2010 and a low of 75 in 2013, reflects the team’s resilience and evolution.

In the spotlight are the greatest players to don the Egyptian jersey, with Mohamed Aboutrika standing out as a true icon. Despite a shorter international career, Aboutrika’s impact on Egyptian football remains unparalleled.

As the AFCON fever intensifies, keep an eye on Mohamed Salah—the man on a mission to etch his name further in Egyptian football folklore.

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The Pharaohs are ready to march onto the pitch, and the countdown continues ith only 10 days to the tournament kickoff.



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