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Elneny starts for Egypt in Cup of Nations final

By AFP   |   05 February 2017   |   7:02 pm

Mohamed Elneny

Arsenal midfielder Mohamed Elneny returns after injury to start for Egypt in Sunday’s Africa Cup of Nations final against Cameroon in Libreville, Gabon.

Elneny missed the Pharaohs’ quarter-final win against Morocco with a calf problem that also kept him out of their penalty shoot-out win against Burkina Faso in the semi-finals.

Meanwhile, the Greek-based midfielder Amr Warda starts for the first time at the tournament, while centre-back Ahmed Hegazy has shaken off an injury in time to line up in defence.


Cameroon coach Hugo Broos sticks with the same starting line-up as in Thursday’s 2-0 semi-final win against Ghana.

Starting line-ups for the Africa Cup of Nations final between Egypt and Cameroon at the Stade de l’Amitie in Libreville, Gabon, on Sunday (kick-off 1900 GMT):

Egypt (4-2-3-1): Essam El Hadary (capt); Ahmed Elmohamady, Ahmed Hegazy, Ali Gabr, Ahmed Fathy; Tarek Hamed, Mohamed Elneny; Mohamed Salah, Abdallah El Said, Trezeguet; Amr Warda

Coach: Hector Cuper (ARG)

Cameroon (4-2-3-1): Fabrice Ondoa; Fai Collins, Michael Ngadeu, Adolphe Teikeu, Ambroise Oyongo; Arnaud Djoum, Sebastien Siani; Christian Bassogog, Jacques Zoua, Benjamin Moukandjo (capt); Robert Ndip Tambe

Coach: Hugo Broos (BEL)

Referee: Janny Sikazwe (ZAM




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