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LIVE: Niger v Egypt | March 23rd, 2019 | African Cup qualifiers

LIVE: Niger v Egypt | March 23rd, 2019 | African Cup qualifiers Time: 17:30 CLT | 11:30 ET Venue: Stade General S. K., Niamey Referee: Ring Nyier Akech Malong...
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LIVE: Niger v Egypt | March 23rd, 2019 | African Cup qualifiers

Time: 17:30 CLT | 11:30 ET
Venue: Stade General S. K., Niamey
Referee: Ring Nyier Akech Malong

Egypt are set to field several fringe players who are unlikely to be part of their African Nations Cup squad when they take on Niger in their last qualifying game for the tournament which the country will host in the summer.

Already qualified virtue of their point tally before being granted the hosting rights of the 21 June-19 July Nations Cup, the Pharaohs play Niger away from home on Saturday in a dead-rubber.

However, the match should give Mexican coach Javier Aguirre the chance to test some players who shone in the domestic league, although few can actually make it to the final cut at the Nations Cup.

The new uncapped faces include Pyramids’ in-form midfielder Nabil Emad, Ismaily winger Abdel-Rahman Magdi, Smouha left-back Ahmed Aboul-Fotouh and Talae El-Geish striker Mostafa Mohamed.

Liverpool star Mohamed Salah and West Bromwich defender Ahmed Hegazi were rested for the game.

Egypt will also face Nigeria in a friendly on Tuesday and are expected to arrange more warm-ups before the Nations Cup gets underway.

Under Aguirre, Egypt have won four straight qualifying games to sit joint top of Group J with 12 points, on level with Tunisia. They have scored 15 goals and conceded only four in the process, with the new manager’s attacking schemes drawing admiration from many fans.

Egypt won the last of their record seven Nations Cup titles in 2010. They also reached the final of the 2017 edition in Gabon, where they lost to Cameroon.

LIVE: Niger v Egypt | March 23rd, 2019

Time: 17:30 CLT | 11:30 ET

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