Egypt Coach to Make Crucial Changes Against Nigeria
Egypt coach Hector Cuper is expected make at least two changes to their starting XI in a rematch of last week’s AFCON encounter against Nigeria today in Alexandria after promising to adopt a more attacking approach.
The Pharaohs were too cautious in Kaduna, but with 40,000 fans cheering them on inside the Borg El-Arab Stadium in Alexandria tonight, they will go for goals against the Super Eagles.
Ahly’s rising star Ramadan Sobhi, who set up Mohamed Salah for the late draw, is tipped for a starting position in a three-man strike force that has Ahmed "Kouka" Hassan from Portuguese club Sporting Braga and top star Salah.
Sobhi was a substitute for Anderlecht striker Mahmoud Hassan 'Trezeguet' in Kaduna.
Midfielder and captain Hossam Ghaly is also expected to start against Nigeria to give harmony and stability to the midfield.