Egypt ended a long streak by losing in their Africa Cup of Nations opener against Super Eagles of Nigeria.
Egypt is a real scarecrow in African football. Most successful nation in the history of the African Cup of Nations with 8 coronations.
Mohamed Salah’s teammates have become accustomed to always being present in this kind of event.
However, the latter suffered the power of Nigeria and bowed for their first match in AFCON21.
It’s simple, to find traces of a defeat of Egypt at the group stage of “Nations’ Cup”, you’ll have to go back to 2002 against Senegal.
The Pharaohs hadn’t even lost a group stage match since 2004 and a loss to Algeria.