The 2019 Africa Cup of Nations hosts, Egypt, have a chance to seal their place in the last 16 of this year’s tournament if they beat DR Congo in their Group A match on Wednesday.
The Pharoahs squeezed out a 1-0 victory over Zimbabwe in the tournament’s curtain-raiser thanks to a Mahmoud ‘Trezeguet’ Hassan goal.
But coach Javier Aguirre admitted there is room for improvement
“Egypt can play better. For sure in the next game without the pressure of the first game we must play much better,” Aguirre told reporters at Tuesday’s pre-match news conference in Cairo.
“DR Congo were really unlucky against Uganda in my opinion. They deserved more than to lose 2-0. I hope both teams play better for the spectators, both teams have more to give to the fans.”
Africa Cup of Nations 2019 LIVE: Egypt vs DR Congo
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Additional reporting by TSA Staff, agencies.