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Nigeria vs Egypt FREE: Live stream, TV channel, team news and kick-off time for huge AFCON 2022 match-up

EGYPT take on Nigeria in a tough first Africa Cup of Nations clash with Mohamed Salah set to feature for the Pharaohs.

Nigeria have won the competition three times previously but are up against AFCON kings Egypt, who have won it seven times.

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Egypt will also arguably have the best player in the world in tow in Mohamed Salah, who has been in scintillating form for Liverpool this season.

But Nigeria have a strong side themselves, and the Super Eagles will be looking to use their stacked squad to their advantage against the group favourites.

What time does Nigeria vs Egypt kick-off?

  • Nigeria's big clash with Egypt will get going from 4pm UK time on Tuesday, January 11.
  • The game will take place at the Estadio Roumde Adjia in Garoua, Cameroon.
  • There will b e a 60 per cent capacity crowd inside the stadium for the match.

What channel is it and can it be live streamed?

  • Nigeria vs Egypt will be shown for FREE live on the BBC iPlayer and on the BBC Sport website.
  • You can also watch the game on Sky Sports Premier League and Sky Sports main event.
  • The event is available for streaming from the BBC iPlayer, NOW TV and Sky Go apps, which you can download onto your mobile or tablet device.

Can I watch for FREE?

Yes, the game is available for FREE on the BBC iPlayer, so long as you have a TV licence.

Team news

Leicester pair Kelechi Iheanacho and Wilfred Ndidi are both set to start for Nigeria, with Alex Iwobi probably to start too.

Porto's Zaidu Sanusi and ex-Chelsea man Olaoluwa Aina are likely to start at the back for the Nigerians.

One notable absence, however, is top scorer in qualifying Victor Osimhen, who has Covid-19.

Mohamed Salah will spearhead Egypt's attack, but Mohamed Abogabal and Ibrahim Adel have tested positive for coronavirus.

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Odds

Nigeria – 2/1
Draw – 13/5
Egypt – 13/8

*Odds courtesy of Betfair and correct at time of publication.

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