Egypt – No mistakes will be allowed
After losing their first match against Nigeria (1-0), the team led by Portuguese Carlos Queiroz got their first win, after beating Guinea-Bissau thanks to a solitary goal from Mohamed Salah.
The Egyptians have three points (3), behind the already qualified Super Eagles (6), followed by Guinea-Bissau and Sudan with only one point (1). Mathematically the three teams have a strong chance of booking a place in the next round.
Seven-time champions (1956, 1959, 1986, 1998, 2006, 2008 and 2010), Egypt lost in only two AFCON finals. One in 1962, to Ethiopia, and the second final was, more recently, in 2017, against Cameroon.
Otherwise, Egypt will be looking to consolidate their hegemony.