Senegal vs Egypt predicted line-ups: Team news ahead of AFCON final tonight

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Senegal are trying to win the Africa Cup of Nations for the first time in their history when they face Egypt in the final tonight.

Sadio Mane helped inspire the Lions of Teranga in a 3-1 win over Burkina Faso in the semi-finals, with the Liverpool defender scoring his team’s first goal and scoring the last in a stunning match.

He will face teammate Mohamed Salah in the final after Egypt survived a crucial clash against hosts Cameroon in another semi-final.

There was nothing to separate the teams after 120 minutes of play, but it was Egypt who were hot on goals as they looked to win the title for the eighth time.

When is it and what time is kick-off?

The match will kick off at 7 pm GMT on Sunday 6th February at Olembe Stadium in Cameroon.

What is the team news?

Egypt have been taken to extra-time in all three of their relegation games so far, which could inspire Carlos Quiroz to change his starting line-up. However, the Egyptian manager will also be out of the touchline list after being issued a red card.

Ahmed Hegazi is in doubt after missing the semi-final against Cameroon due to injury and his replacement could be replaced by Mahmoud Hamdi. Senegal have no reported injury concerns and manager Aliou Cisse has been in line with his team’s selection until now.

Predicted line-ups

Senegal: E Mendy; Sarr, Koulibaly, A Diallo, Ciss; Kouyate, N Mendy, I Gueye; Mane, Dieng, Dia

Egypt: Sobhy; Kamal, Trezeguet, Hamdi, Fatouh; Ashraf, El-Sulya, Elneny; Mohamed, Marmoush, Salah

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