LIVE: Comoros v Egypt | 2021 AFCON Q

LIVE: Comoros v Egypt | 2021 AFCON Q Time: 15:00 Cairo time (GMT+2) Egypt would find themselves in an unlikely embarrassing situation should they fail to overcome minnows Comoros...
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LIVE: Comoros v Egypt | 2021 AFCON Q

Time: 15:00 Cairo time (GMT+2)

Egypt would find themselves in an unlikely embarrassing situation should they fail to overcome minnows Comoros in Monday’s African Cup of Nations qualifier, having been held to a shock opening draw with Kenya.
On paper, the record seven-time African champions were expected to easily top the group from the day the draw was made after they were paired with Kenya, Comoros and Togo.

However, a lethargic opening display in a 1-1 draw against Kenya last week in Alexandria raised alarm bells, casting doubts over Egypt’s ability to claim what were expected to be straightforward victories.

The Pharaohs struggled to break down Kenya, lacking spark and imagination without talisman Mohamed Salah, who will also be absent against Comoros as he nurses an ankle injury he picked up in Liverpool’s 3-1 Premier League win over Manchester City.

Egypt’s qualification for the 2021 Cameroon finals would no longer be deemed a formality if they stumble against Comoros away from home in an afternoon kick-off on Monday.

Their task to bag all three points will not be easy as Comoros kicked off their qualifying campaign with a bang, defeating Togo 1-0 to go on top of Group G.

They haven’t been also defeated at home since losing 1-0 to Burkina Faso in June 2016. Last year, they held giants Cameroon and Morocco to home draws.

LIVE: Comoros v Egypt | 2021 AFCON Q

Time: 15:00 Cairo time (GMT+2)

FT COMOROS 0-0 EGYPT

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