Egypt eyeing fourth straight win in Group A

Egypt eyeing fourth straight win in Group A
Mohamed Salah of Egypt looks on during the FIFA World Cup 2026 CAF qualifiers soccer match between Egypt against Burkina Faso, in Cairo, Egypt, 06 Junee 2024. EPA/MOHAMED HOSSAM

by Staff Reporter

Sunday Jun 09, 2024. 14:32

Egypt will be looking to maintain their perfect start to the 2026 World Cup qualifiers when they face Guinea-Bissau at the Estadio 24 de Setembro on Monday, June 10.

Kick-off is at 6pm CAT (SA, GMT+2)

The Pharaohs have already opened up a comfortable four-point lead over the chasing pack in Group A after winning their opening three matches.

The 2-1 victory over Burkina Faso in Cairo on June 6 was Hossam Hassan’s first competitive game in charge of the North African giants since succeeding Rui Vitoria in February.

Vitoria had guided them to back-to-back wins against Djibouti (6-0) and Sierra Leone (2-0) in November, but he paid the price for a poor 2023 Africa Cup of Nations campaign which saw his team eliminated by DR Congo in the round of 16.

The Djurtus held onto second place in the group despite playing out to a 0-0 draw Ethiopia in Bissau on June 6 as Luis Boa Morte made an unbeaten start to his tenure.

Boa Morte has taken over the reins from the long-serving Baciro Cande, whose contract was not renewed after it expired in March, bringing an end to his second spell with the West Africans.

The former Portugal international, who served as Marco Silva’s assistant at Fulham in the Premier League this past season, will be hoping to improve Guinea-Bissau’s fortunes on the pitch as they’ve scored just two goals in their opening three qualifiers.

This will be just the second meeting between the two nations, with Egypt emerging 1-0 victors in their first-ever clash at the 2021 African Cup of Nations.

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