Nigeria vs Egypt LIVE: Stream FREE, score, TV channel, kick-off time, team news as Mo Salah features in AFCON 2022 clash

MO SALAH'S Egypt kick off their AFCON 2022 campaign this afternoon against Nigeria in Cameroon.

Egypt are the most decorated team in Africa Cup of Nations history, having won the tournament a record seven times.

Although, they not won the competition since 2010.

There is some Premier League interest in the Pharoahs manager too – former Manchester United assistant Carlos Quieroz.

  • Kick-off: 4pm GMT
  • TV/ live stream: Sky Sports Main Event, BBC Red Button/ iPlayer (free)
  • Egypt XI: El Shenawy; Hegazy, Hamdy, Fathi; Tawfik, Mohamed, Elneny, Fattoh; Trezeguet, Salah, Marmoush.
  • Nigeria XI: Okoye; Aina, Troost-Ekong, Omeruo, Sanusi; Ndidi, Aribo, Iheanacho; Chukwueze, Awoniyi, Simon.

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  • Dylan Terry

    Salah on Nigeria

    Mo Salah is well aware of the threat Nigeria pose to Egypt this afternoon.

    Speaking ahead of the match, he said: "I think they (Nigeria) are a dangerous team.

    "I don't think we are the favourites (to win) this tournament, but we do our best to win it.

    "We have a good coach, a good team, a very good group."

  • Dylan Terry

    Mo Salah in the house

    Mo Salah is raring to go ahead of the Africa Cup of Nations. Can Nigeria stop him in his tracks today?

    Credit: AFP
  • Dylan Terry

    Egypt team to play Nigeria

    Egypt XI (3-4-2-1): El Shenawy; Hegazy, Hamdy, Fathi; Tawfik, Mohamed, Elneny, Fattoh; Trezeguet, Salah, Marmoush.

    Subs: Monem, Wahed, Ashour, Sherif, Sobhi, Ashraf, Lasheen, Said, Alaa, Sayed, Sobhy, Gad.

  • Dylan Terry

    Nigeria team to play Egypt

    Nigeria XI (4-3-3): Okoye; Aina, Troost-Ekong, Omeruo, Sanusi; Ndidi, Aribo, Iheanacho; Chukwueze, Awoniyi, Simon.

    Subs: Ajayi, Musa, Onyeka, Onyekuru, Ejuke, Akpeyi, Iwobi, Ebuehi, Uzoho, Sadiq, Nwakali, Ndah.

  • Dylan Terry

    Algeria 0-0 Sierra Leone

    We've had our first goalless draw of the tournament and thank the lord it's not a game I'm covering!

    Pre-tournament favourites Algeria have been held by Sierra Leone in their opening group game of the Africa Cup of Nations. Bit of a surprise, that one.

    None of the games have seen more than one goal since Cameroon beat Burkina Faso in the opener on Sunday.

    Mark my words: that is changing in this next game.

  • Dylan Terry

    Mo Salah: Egypt's golden boy

    Mohamed Salah is not just Liverpool's superstar forward – he is also the Egypt national team's talisman.

    The 29-year-old has scored 45 goals in 73 appearances for his country – a remarkable return.

    No one would bet against him adding to that tally today.

  • Dylan Terry

    Who will win the tournament?

    So, the two sides today will both be hoping they can lift the trophy at the end of the Africa Cup of Nations.

    But who are the favourites?

    Here are the current odds:

    • Senegal 10/3
    • Algeria 4/1
    • Egypt 8/1
    • Ivory Coast 8/1
    • Cameroon 8/1
    • Morocco 9/1
    • Nigeria 12/1
    • Ghana 20/1
    • Tunisia 20/1

    English-based players in Egypt

    And here are the Egypt internationals who play their club football in England.

    • Trezeguet (Aston Villa)
    • Mohamed Elneny (Arsenal)
    • Mohamed Salah (Egypt)

    English-based players in Nigeria's squad

    Who will English fans know from the Nigeria squad? Here are those who play their club football in England.

    • William Troost-Ekong (Watford)
    • Semi Ajayi (West Brom)
    • Alex Iwobi (Everton)
    • Wilfred Ndidi (Leicester)
    • Frank Onyeka (Brentford)
    • Kelechi Iheanacho (Leicester)
    • Dylan Terry

      Can Nigeria overcome Egypt hoodoo?

      Nigeria have actually beaten Egypt eight times and only lost five times in their head-to-head history.

      However, in recent times the Egyptians have undoubtedly got their African counterparts' number.

      The nations have met three times at the Cup of Nations over the past 11 years – with Egypt winning twice and the other ending in a goalless draw.

      Nigeria have also scored just one goal against Egypt at the AFCON since 1990.

    • Dylan Terry

      Good afternoon AFCON fans

      Welcome or welcome back to coverage of the Africa Cup of Nations!

      We are now a few days into the tournament and beginning to get a feel for how each team could fair when it comes down to the latter stages.

      Yesterday, I was on Morocco vs Ghana duties and, I'll be honest, it wasn't a classic. We did get one goal as Sofiane Boufal handed Morocco the victory late on. But other than that it was one to forget.

      However, today we have a mouthwatering prospect coming up in a little over an hour as Nigeria and Egypt clash in their AFCON opener.

      It's the Mo Salah vs Kelechi Iheanacho derby. Bring it on!

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