By Ben Efe
Egypt assistant coach, Shawki Gharib said that the Pharaohs are competition ready and they have an advantage over their Nations Cup particularly Nigeria, their main rival in group C.
The six-time African champions will face the Super Eagles on January 12 in the group opener and Gharib said that his players are motivated to do a good job.
He based his confidence on the level preparations the Pharaohs underwent in their build for the Nations Cup.
â€œWe are lucky to be able to play against CAN 2010 teams like Malawi and Mali. Other teams are struggling to get that,â€ Gharib said.
â€œSome teams in the competition were forced to play warm-up games with Asian and European sides, this is totally different from the African game.
â€œThe pre-tournament camp in Dubai has been very positive. Players look motivated and enthusiastic in training.â€