Egypt vs Ghana lineups: Starting XIs, confirmed team news and injury latest for AFCON game today

Egypt vs Ghana lineups: Starting XIs, confirmed team news and injury latest for AFCON game today

Ghana have Mohammed Kudus back in the starting lineup for tonight's huge Africa Cup of Nations clash with Egypt.

The West Ham forward picked up a minor hamstring injury against Arsenal last month and was still contending with the issue heading into the tournament, missing Ghana's AFCON opener against Cape Verde.


The Black Stars lost that match, immediately putting them on the back foot in Group B, and they now face a tough test against Egypt as they look to get their campaign back on track.

Kudus returned to full training ahead of the match and boss Chris Hughton has brought him straight into the starting XI.

Inaki Williams also starts, having been on the bench against Cape Verde, alongside Jordan Ayew and Antoine Semenyo.

Egypt were not convincing themselves in their dramatic opening draw with Mozambique. Mohamed Salah scored a 97th-minute penalty to earn a draw for his country, but it was still two points dropped.

Mohamed Elneny started that match and played 78 minutes, more than he has managed in total for Arsenal this season. He came through it unscathed though and starts in midfield again tonight.

Trezeguet had a quiet game for Egypt compared to team-mates Salah and Mostafa Mohamed, and drops out as a result as Omar Marmoush gets the nod.

Egypt XI: El Shenawy, Kamal, Hegazi, Abdelmonem, Hamdy, Fathi, Elneny, Ashour, Marmoush, Mohamed, Salah

Subs: Gabr, Hany, Trezeguet, Kouka, Kahraba, Fatouh, Attia, Fathi , Hamada, Abou Gabal, Zizo, Sobhy

Ghana XI: Ofori, Odoi, Djiku, Salisu, Mensah, Ashimeru, Samed, Semenyo, Kudus, Ayew, Williams

Subs: Seidu, Opoku, Ayew, Bukari, Wollacott, Paintsil, Owusu, Ati-Zigi, Amartey, Nuamah, Baba, Sowah.

Time and date: 8pm GMT on Thursday January 18, 2024

Venue: Felix Houphouet Boigny Stadium in Abidjan

TV channel and live stream: Sky Sports, BBC Three