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Egypt out to end Morocco’s AFCON hopes

Egypt will face off with their North African rivals, Morocco in the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) game on Sunday.

Kick-off is at 5:00 pm CAT.

The quarter-final match is set to be played at the home venue of the Cameroonian national football team, Stade Omnisport Ahmadou Ahidjo in Yaounde.

The Pharaohs booked their spot in the quarter-final after they emerged 5-4 winners over Ivory Coast on penalties in a Round of 16 match that ended in a 0-0 draw on Wednesday.

All eyes will be on Egypt’s inspirational captain Mohamed Salah, who scored the winning penalty against Ivory Coast while under immense pressure.

The left-footed world-class attacker has scored once in regulation for Pharaohs in this year’s tournament and he will be keen to play a key role in helping his nation overcome Morocco.

Meanwhile, Morocco progressed to the quarter-finals after they ran out 2-1 winners over Malawi in the Round of 16 game which was played on Tuesday.

The Atlas Lions will pin their hopes of defeating Egypt on influential right-back Achraf Hakimi, who has been one of the best players at the 2021 AFCON finals.

The Paris Saint Germain (PSG) star has scored in each of his last two games for Morocco and he will be determined to continue his scoring form against Egypt.

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