Afcon viewers baffled by Egypt's never-before-seen '5-5-0 formation' against Nigeria in Salah and Co's tournament opener

FOOTY fans were left BAFFLED after two broadcasters had Egypt down as playing an outrageous 5-5-0 formation for their African Cup of Nations opener.

The Pharaohs kicked off their AFCON campaign this afternoon against Nigeria at the Roumde Adjia Stadium in Cameroon.


All was fine with the pre-match coverage, that was until BeIN and Sky Sports showed the north African side's formation.

Stunningly, the broadcasters showed Egyptians playing with two banks of five for their clash with the Super Eagles.

And Twitter went into meltdown after seeing the formation.

One fan tweeted: 'Egypt playing a 5-5 formation?"

Another said: "Interesting Egypt formation."

And another said: "I beg did anybody see that Egypt formation?

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One remarked: "What the hell is that Egypt formation?"

Another chimed in: "Egypt formation Game Plan: kick to Salah up front, he will see what to do!"

As the game kicked off, it soon became apparent that Egypt chief Carlos Quieroz had not opted to use such an unconventional formation.

The former Manchester United No.2's troops entered their clash with the Nigerians as one of the favourites to win the tournament.

And Queiroz admitted before the match his team were relishing the opportunity to play one of the strongest sides in the competition so early in their campaign.

The Portuguese said: "We want to face the strongest teams in the tournament.

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“It’s a great pleasure to face Nigeria in the opening game.

“Nigeria is a very strong team, but we have no objections. It’s always good to compete against football giants.

“We have a lot of players that are competing among themselves for a starting position, and that’s great because we came here to play seven games.

“Our ambition is very simple. Win all the matches.”

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