The second spherical of group video games will get underway, with hosts Egypt, Uganda and Nigeria all trying to construct on opening victories.
Nigeria vs Guinea
Kick-off: 16:30 CET
The Nigerian staff have a last-16 spot of their sights as they tackle Guinea of their second matchup on the Africa Cup of Nations. They return following a late 1-Zero win over match debutants Burundi of their opening recreation.
The three-time African champions haven’t conceded multiple objective in any of their final 5 matches, and are anticipated to get the job performed earlier than going through Madagascar of their last group encounter.
Guinea got here away from their Group B opener towards Madagascar with a degree that boss Paul Put described as “disappointing” after throwing away a one-goal lead on the Alexandria Stadium.
5 of Guinea’s final ten objectives within the competitors have been scored following set-piece conditions, together with a few penalties, and if they’re to have any hope of creating it to the latter levels they should begin creating from open play.
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Gernot Rohr is more likely to make modifications regardless of his aspect successful their opening match towards Burundi.
Odion Ighalo, who got here off the bench to attain the match-winner on Saturday, is anticipated to start out whereas captain Mikel Obi’s place within the line up is unsure following a under par efficiency on Saturday.
Full-backs Shehu Abdullahi and Jamilu Collins have been dominated out of the sport as a consequence of accidents.
Striker Samuel Kalu has recovered from a dehydration downside, however could not characteristic.
Nigeria doable line-up (Four-2-Three-1)
Awaziem, Troost-Ekong, Omeruo, Aina
Chukwueze, Mikel, Iwobi
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Guinea supervisor Paul Put will ponder modifications after his aspect didn’t beat debutants Madagascar.
Liverpool midfielder Naby Keita is about to start out after making a second-half look towards Madagascar a couple of days after recovering from a thigh harm.
Guinea doable line-up (Four-1-Four-1)
Dyrestam, Seka, Falette, Sylla
Traore, Cisse, Naby Keita, Kamano
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Egypt vs DR Congo
Kick-off: 22:00 CET
Cairo Worldwide Stadium
The Pharaohs proceed their quest for glory on dwelling soil as they tackle DR Congo.
Egypt have now misplaced solely one in every of their final 26 video games within the Africa Cup of Nations – towards Cameroon within the 2017 last – and one other victory on Wednesday will enable their head coach, Javier Aguirre, to show focus in direction of the final 16.
Their celebrity Mohammed Salah could not have gotten off the mark towards Zimbabwe, in the meantime, however he has nonetheless been concerned in 4 of his aspect’s final six objectives within the biennial showpiece – two objectives of his personal and two assists.
DR Congo, however, had been pressured to apologise to their supporters following their shock loss to Uganda, which leaves them enjoying catch up in Group A.
With Zimbabwe to face of their last group match later within the week, the Leopards have to get off the mark in Cairo on Wednesday. In any other case, the third-place finishers in 2015, will face an early exit from this yr’s AFCON except they will down Egypt and nicely and really shake up Group A.
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Egypt supervisor Javier Aguirre is anticipated to proceed with the staff that gained towards Zimbabwe. However the Pharaohs will want star man Mohamed Salah to be at his greatest.
Egypt doable line-up (Four-2-Three-1)
Elmohamady, Hegazi, El-Din, Ashraf
Salah, El Stated, Trezeguet
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Florent Ibenge may have been upset in DR Congo’s efficiency towards Uganda. They had been dismal, with their defence folding like an inexpensive swimsuit beneath strain and assault failing to sparkle regardless of the sheer high quality.
Few modifications are anticipated however Ibenge might choose for a similar line-up towards Egypt.
DR Congo doable line-up (Four-1-Four-1)
Mpeko, Luyindama, Tisserand, Masuaku
Elia, Mbemba, M’Poku, Bolasie
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