Live: Ethiopia v Egypt | 2023 AFCON qualifiers

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The Pharaohs will look to pick up consecutive wins and extend their lead at the top of Group D of the 2023 AFCON qualifiers when they face Ethiopia tonight.

Egypt have not met Ethiopia for 20 years. Their last meeting saw the Pharaohs win 4-1 in a friendly game in 2002.

Ethiopia started their quest for a place in the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations on the back foot as they suffered a 2-1 defeat away to Malawi on Sunday.

The Walia Ibex, on the other hand, head into the game winless in each of their last 11 outings across all competitions and will be looking to end this dry spell.

Egypt will miss a host of key players against Ethiopia, including Liverpool talisman Mohamed Salah, who Galal said had played through the pain barrier against Guinea due to a minor injury.

Arsenal midfielder Mohamed Elneny, Aston Villa winger Mahmoud Trezeguet and Ahly goalkeeper Mohamed El-Shennawi are all still unavailable.

Galal will also have to do without central defensive pair Mohamed Abdel-Moneim and Yasser Ibrahim, who are both out due to injury and illness respectively.

“We are facing bad luck because of the injuries,” the former Pyramids FC coach said.

“The game against Ethiopia will be a strong one, not an easy one. We will do our best to return with the three points.”

The winners and runners-up of the 12 qualifying groups will reach next year’s Nations Cup finals in Cote d’Ivoire.

FT: Ethiopia 2-0 Egypt | 2023 AFCON qualifiers

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