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Group C

Text by Allaoua MEZIANI

Latest update : 2010-01-12

Between them, Egypt and Nigeria account for eight Africa Cup of Nations titles. Faced with such formidable opponents, Group C outsiders Benin and Mozambique appear unlikely to make the next round.

 Group C: Benin, Egypt, Mozambique, Nigeria

 
Faced with Benin and Mozambique, just what do the Pharaohs and the Super Eagles have to fear? Football predictions may not be an exact science, but the gap separating these teams seems too large to surmount. Egypt's aging team will be keen to walk out in style for what could well be their last major tournament. But the title holders will have to make do without two of their best players, Abou Treika and Amr Zaki, who are both injured. Having qualified for their fourth World Cup, Nigeria would, for their part, like to pave the way to South Africa with a victory in a tournament they have not won since 1994.
 
The favourites: Egypt, Nigeria
 
Team nicknames: The Squirrels (Benin), the Pharaohs (Egypt), the Mambas (Mozambique) and the Super Eagles (Nigeria).
 
The matches (all times are GMT):
 
Tuesday, Jan. 12: Egypt - Nigeria (4pm) and Benin - Mozambique (6:30pm)
 
Saturday, Jan. 16: Benin - Nigeria (4pm) and Egypt - Mozambique (6:30pm)
 
Wednesday, Jan. 20: Benin - Egypt (4pm) and Mozambique - Nigeria (4pm in Lubango)

 

Date created : 2010-01-09

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