The Indomitable Lions are aiming at ending the Pharaohs’ journey in the biennial competition when they meet later in the day
Cameroon will host Egypt at Paul Biya Stadium in Yaounde on Thursday night hoping to claim a win to set up a final with Senegal who made it to the last hurdle after a 3-1 win over Burkina Faso on Wednesday.
For the Pharaohs, it will be a massive test to play the hosts. Egypt struggled in the 2019 edition, and getting past the Indomitable Lions will be a statement to their fans that they are at their best again.
Two most successful sides in the history of the tournament go head to head for a place in the final when host nation Cameroon takes on Egypt at the Paul Biya Stadium
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The hosts were placed in Group A alongside Burkina Faso, Cape Verde and Ethiopia. They ended up collecting two wins in the phase and a draw, scoring seven goals and conceding three.
In the Round of 16, they defeated Comoros 2-1 to make it to the last eight where they silenced The Gambia 2-0.
After falling by a solitary goal to Nigeria in the Group D opener, Egypt bounced back with wins over Sudan and Guinea-Bissau to ensure they can advance to the knockout stage.
They went on to eliminate Ivory Coast on penalties before sending Morocco packing in the last eight.
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Cameroon have all their players available and they will look to Karl Toko Ekambi and his captain Vincent Aboubakar who have scored the team’s 11 goals out of 12.
The former has scored five goals while the latter has hit the back of the net six times.