U-20 AFCON: Egypt Vs Nigeria Match Preview
Can the Flying Eagles fly over the Young Pharaohs
Egypt and Nigeria will lock horns in their second group game of the 2023 Africa U-20 Cup of Nations tournament today.
Both teams were dissapointed not to get a win in their opening games, for Egypt it was a point vs Mozambique after a goalless draw while Nigeria fell 0-1 to Senegal to sit bottom of Group A.
Mozambique will face Senegal in the other Group A game today. The game will take place by 3pm (Nigerian time).
When Is the Match: The match will take place on Wednesday February 22, 2023 by 6pm [Nigerian time].
Venue: Cairo International Stadium
Head to Head: At U-20 level, Egypt and Nigeria have faced each other six times.
Nigeria have won three (3) of this meetings. Egypt hold two (2) wins while one game ended in a draw.
The first meeting dates back to 1987 ( 36 years ago).
1987: Nigeria 4-0 Egypt. Egypt 2-1 Nigeria.
2005: Nigeria 2-0 Egypt
2007: Egypt 1-1 Nigeria
2009: Nigeria 2-0 Egypt
2013: Egypt 2-0 Nigeria
COACHES: Mahmoud Gaber ( Egypt ).
Ladan Bosso ( Nigeria ) .
Who Wants it more: Both teams will target the maximum points in this game.
Hosts Egypt will have the backing of their fans to better their performance in the draw vs Mozambique while Nigeria must win or at least avoid defeat to keep their hopes of reaching the knock-out round alive.
EGYPT AND NIGERIA AT THE U-20 AFCON
– 2023 AFCON hosts Egypt were the first team to host the U-20 Africa Cup of Nations tournament after CAF changed from a home and a away pattern to a championship format.
– Egypt were crowned champions of the maiden Championship edition.
– Egypt have won the tournament four times.
– Nigeria is the most successful team having won the U-20 AFCON title seven times.
SPORTSRATION PREDICTION: A defeat could end Nigeria’s 2023 U-20 Africa Cup of Nations journey, so expect the Flying Eagles to put up a strong challenge vs the Young Pharaohs.
We expect a Nigeria win or draw.