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Nigeria vs Egypt: AFCON times, TV and how to watch online

All the info you need to know on how and where to watch the AFCON Group D opener between two of the most popular teams in this season's tournament.

Egypt's captain Mohamed Salah speaks during the pre-match press conference in Garoua on January 10, 2022. (Photo by Daniel Beloumou Olomo / AFP)

The much-anticipated clash between Nigeria and Egypt in Garoua headlines a trio of matches at the AFCON 2022 tournament while defending champions Algeria taking on Sierra Leone and Guinea Bissau facing Sudan.

Nigeria vs Egypt live online: scores, stats and updates, AFCON 2021

Nigeria vs Egypt: Salah makes his bow

Liverpool's Mohamed Salah is arguably the highest profile star of the tournament and he will hoping to help the Pharaohs to their eighth African Cup of Nations title, extending their current record. Their opening day opponents, however, are looking to cut their own slice of history, as the Super Eagles chase a fourth.

Nigeria come into this after an unbeaten qualification record of four wins and two draws, while Egypt won three and drew three to top their own group. Much will be made of this encounter between the sides managed by Augustine Eguavoen and Carlos Queiroz respectively.

What time does Nigeria-Egypt kick off?

The AFCON Group D contest between Nigeria and Egypt will kick off at the Estadio Roumde Adjia, on Tuesday 11 January 2022 at 11 a.m. US (ET) and 8 a.m. US (PT). That’s 5 p.m. CET and 4 p.m. UK time.

Find out what time Nigeria-Egypt starts if you’re elsewhere in the world.

Where can I watch Nigeria-Egypt in the US and UK?

In the US and UK, the following television channels and online services will be broadcasting the AFCON Group D match:

US: Fanatiz / beIN Sports

UK: Sky Sports Football / Sky Go.

Find out who is showing Nigeria-Egypt elsewhere in the world.

Nigeria-Egypt: live AS USA coverage

You’ll also be able to follow live-text coverage of the AFCON Group B clash right here at AS USA. We'll be building up to the game from about an hour ahead of kick-off, before taking you through the action as it unfolds. For this clash, you will be delighted to hear that the excellent Paul Reidy will be on the decks, bringing you his unique commentary and insights.

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