AFCON AFCON: COVID, Injury Hits Egypt Camp Ahead Of Opener Against Nigeria

With two days left to the kick off of the 33rd African Cup of Nations, two Egypt players have tested positive to COVID-19.

The Pharaohs are due to touch down Cameroon on Friday  ahead of the Group D opener against Nigeria.

The Egyptian FA confirmed that Mohamed Abogabal and Essam Elhadry have tested positive for COVID-19.

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Also, Ibrahim Adel was also confirmed to have contacted the COVID-19.

Another major setback for the Egyptian team was the knee injury picked up by Mohamed Hamdy which could rule him out the opening game.


Henry Usiayo is a practicing journalists with several years of experience covering sport events. He is currently a sport content creator with

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