Egypt returns to the African cup of Nations finals for the first time since 2010 on Tuesday but faces a difficult start in their attempt for a record-extending eighth crown when they meet Mali.
Egypt has won three back to back titles from 2006 to 2010 but then failed to reach the next three tournaments and are looking for to recover their previous leading position in the Africa cup of nation.
Having produced several continental greats over the decades, Egypt now pins their hopes on AS Roma striker Mohamed Salah.
If he continues the way he’s going, he can become one of the best players in the world.But Mali is likely to be difficult Group D opponents, having finished third in two of the last three tournaments.
The match is playing between Ghana and Uganda and we know that Ghana is a favorite team of Afcon 2017.
They are in the same World Cup qualifying group and Uganda got a surprise draw in Ghana when they last met in October.
On Monday, holders Ivory Coast began their title defense with a 0-0 draw against Togo in Group C, followed by a 1-0 win for the Democratic Republic of Congo over Morocco in Oyem.