Shock in group D on behalf of the 1st day of the group stage of CAN 2021 with a duel between Nigeria and Egypt. The Super Eagles go 4-4-2 with Maduka Okoye in the cages behind Ola Aina, William Troost-Ekong, Kenneth Omeruo and Zaidu Sanusi. The double pivot is provided by Wilfred Ndidi and Joe Aribo while Samuel Chukwueze and Moses Simon take the lanes. In front, Taiwo Awoniyi and Kelechi Iheanacho are associated in attack.
For its part, Egypt is articulated in 4-2-3-1 with Mohamed El Shenawy as the last bulwark. In front of him, Akram Tawfik, Ahmed Hegazy, Mahmoud El Wensh and Abou El Fotouh form the defense. Mohamed Elneny and Hamdi Fathi make up the double pivot. Alone at the top, Mostafa Mohamed is supported by Mohamed Salah, Trézéguet and Omar Marmoush.
Nigeria: Okoye – Aina, Omeruo, Troost-Ekong, Sanusi – Chukwueze, Ndidi, Aribo, Simon – Awoniyi, Iheanacho
Egypt : El Shenawy – Tawfik, Hegazy, El Wensh, El Fotouh – Elneny, Fathi – Salah, Trézéguet, Marmoush – Mohamed