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Blood ties in TotalEnergies AFCON

Feb 3, 2022

In 2015, when the Elephants were crowned, the French coach Hervé Renard was able to count on the Touré brothers; Kolo who was playing at the time in Liverpool and his younger brother Yaya, who was in the heyday of Manchester City, always in the Premier League.

Record seven-time champions Egypt had blood brothers with Hassan twins, Hossam and Ibrahim who played together at the AFCON in 1988, 1992 and 2000.

In 1959 and 1962, there were the Selim brothers Saleh and Tarek Selim among the Pharaohs.

Ikramy family was also there, the father Ikramy who played the editions of 1974, 1976, 1980 and 1984, and the son Sherif who was there in Gabon 2017 where Mohamed Salah teammates lost to Cameroon in the final.