Premier League top scorer, Mohamed Salah has declared that Egypt are not favourites to win the 33rd Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) but they intend to do well starting with a victory in this afternoon’s game against Nigeria.
The 7-time AFCON winners. who play in Group D along Nigeria, Sudan and Guinea-Biseau begin their campaign against the Super Eagles at the Stade Roumde Adjia, Garoua.
“We are not the favourites to win the Africa Cup of Nations, but we will do our best to reclaim the title,” Salah said in his pre-match press conference.
“I’m only one of eleven players that represent Egypt. We will do everything we can to come on top in the match (against Nigeria) and in the tournament as a whole.
“We have to work very hard to live up to our expectations, playing every game as a team to win.
“I am yet to win my first title with Egypt, it would be an honour to win the AFCON, it’s been ten years since I started representing my country, and lifting the trophy would mean a lot to me.”
This will be the third time the seven-time champions will be facing the Super Eagles in an opening fixture at the AFCON finals and will hope to continue their winning run.