AFCON 2021: The Pharaohs fly to Cameroon | VIDEO

The Pharaohs flew to Cameroon on Saturday morning ahead of participating in the African Cup of Nations that kicks off on Sunday.

The seven-time African champions will be playing in Group D alongside Nigeria, Sudan and Guinea Bissau, and will begin their AFCON 2021 campaign with a clash against the Nigerian Super Eagles on 11 January.

Meanwhile, goalkeeper Mohamed Abo Gabal and goalkeepers’ coach Essam El-Hadary, who have tested positive for COVID-19 on Friday, will be joining the team later in Cameroon once they recover according to the EFA’s statement.

The Pharaohs’ first training session in Cameroon will be on Sunday morning.

Egypt are the latest side to be affected by coronavirus cases before the tournament, with Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang among two positive lateral flow tests in the Gabon squad on Thursday.

Guinea were forced to leave behind defender Mikael Dyrestam, midfielder Morlaye Sylla and striker Seydouba Soumah at their training base in Rwanda.

Cape Verde and debutants The Gambia have been hit by several positive tests this week, while Tunisia have also reported cases from their pre-tournament camp.

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