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Cameroon, Egypt rekindle rivalry to play Senegal at AFCON final

Eternal rivals, Cameroon and Egypt will renew their hostilities at the Olembe Stadium, Yaounde on Thursday night to determine who joins Senegal in the African Cup of Nations (AFCON) final.

The semi-final match will mark the 11th time the Indomitable Lions and the Pharaohs have faced off at the AFCON finals.

The two nations are the most successful teams in the history of the competition with Egypt boasting of seven titles while Cameroon have five titles to their name.

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Going by the history of the tie, most football followers have predicted an enthralling encounter tonight.

Egypt Coach, Carlos Quiroz, has caught the figure of a controversial man among most Cameroonians with his criticism of their legend and current President of Cameroonian Football Federation (FECAFOOT), Samuel Eto’o Phils.

While motivating his players, Eto’o had urged them to approach tonight’s game as if it’s a war.

Quiroz in his reaction described the comment as insensitive considering that eight Cameroonians reportedly died following a stampede that occured during their Quarter-final game against Comoros.

How Cameroon and Egypt got to semi final

Cameroon have enjoyed a relatively smooth run in the competition so far with four wins out of five games. They topped their group with two victories against Burkina Faso (2-1) and Ethiopia (4-1) before drawing 1-1 against Cape Verde in the last game.

The Lions grinded out a 2-1 win against against Comoros in the second round before cruising to a 2-0 win against Gambia in the quarter final.

Egypt on the other hand endured a tough start by losing 0-1 to Nigeria in their opening group game. The Pharaos however, won their two remaining games by 1-0 against Guinea Bissau and Sudan.

They continued their progress with a hard-fought penalty shootout victory against Ivory Coast in the round of 16 before beating Morocco 2-1 after extra-time in the quarter finals.

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Head-to-head at AFCON

04/03/84 Cameroon 0-1 Egypt

March 21 1986 Egypt 0-0 Cameroon

March 14 1988 Cameroon 1-0 Egypt

January 18 1996 Cameroon 2-1 Egypt

February 04 2002 Cameroon 1-0 Egypt

February 03 2004 Cameroon 0-0 Egypt

January 25 2010 Egypt 3-1 Cameroon

February 05 2017 Egypt 1-2 Cameroon

Match Details: Cameroon vs Egypt

Date: February 3, 2022

Time: 8 p.m.

Venue: Olembe Stadium, Yaoundé