Egypt targets securing qualification to AFCON against Kenya

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Thu, 25 Mar 2021 - 12:12 GMT

File - Egypt national team during their participation in the 2018 FIFA World Cup

File - Egypt national team during their participation in the 2018 FIFA World Cup

CAIRO - 25 March 2021: Egypt national team faces Kenya on Thursday in Matchday 5 of the Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers. 
 
Nyayo National Stadium in Nairobi will host the game on Thursday at 6:0Nyayo0 PM (Cairo Time).
 
The Pharaohs aim to get at least a draw to secure their spot in the Africa Cup of Nations, scheduled in Cameroon in 2022.
 
Egypt plays in Group G alongside Kenya, Comoros and Togo. 
 
The Pharaohs and Comoros are leading the group with 8 points each, while Kenya comes third with 3 points before Togo who gained only one point from four games.
 
Egypt had a frustrating start to the qualifiers with two consecutive draws with Kenya at home and against Comoros in Moroni.
 
However, the Egyptians bounced back against Togo and achieved two victories against Togo to take a huge step towards securing ono of the two tickets to the prestigious competition.

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