Egypt and Nigeria go head to head in their African Cup of Nations Group D opener in Cameroon on Tuesday.
The match at the State Roumde Adjia in Garoua is one the most profoundly expected of the competition's gathering stage installations.
Egypt have won the competition a record multiple times, while Nigeria lifted the prize on three events, most as of late in 2013.
Be that as it may, Egyptian chief and Liverpool whiz Mohamed Salah said the Super Eagles were to be treated in a serious way on the ball.
"I think they [Nigeria] are a hazardous group. I don't think we are the primary competitor [to win] this competition however we'll put forth a valiant effort to win it," said Salah. "We have a decent mentor, a decent group, an awesome gathering."
Egypt's last AFCON title came in 2010, a year prior to Salah made his global introduction, however passed up a great opportunity in the 2017 last after rout to the current year's hosts Cameroon.
Liverpool forward Salah has been in seemingly the best type of his profession with the Reds, netting 23 objectives in 26 appearances up until this point this season and has been shortlisted for the Best FIFA Men's Player grant.
Salah additionally said he would "love to win something with Egypt".
"I think this is the main thing I didn't as yet win. Yet, I was fortunate that we got to the World Cup following 28 years, or possibly 30 years now, however I generally say I couldn't imagine anything better than to win something with my country. I came here, I'm with them the public group. I'm glad to wear the shirt. I give my best to the group.
"I win individual honors, that is not significant, the group grants start things out all the time. Ideally, we can accomplish something this time."
Tuesday's adversaries Nigeria are as of now nine spots (36) above Egypt (45) in FIFA's rankings and have arrived at the semi-last stage in 14 of their last 16 AFCON appearances.
Tuesday's match will stamp the 10th time that the Pharos and Super Eagles will confront each other at the mainland competition – the two groups have won on three events and drawn two times.
A 1-0 win for Nigeria denoted the last time the different sides clashed in an agreeable match in 2019.
Nigeria completed in third spot during the 2019 AFCON in Egypt.
Nigerian commander Ahmed Musa communicated good faith on top of things, saying his still up in the air to go far in the competition.
"We consider that we are prepared, and we are simply hanging tight for later and ideally we will wind up [going] to the last and winning the cup," said Musa.
I generally give my best when I am called up with the public group. Thus, playing in the competition [against Egypt] it isn't equivalent to when we used to play in the [World Cup] qualifiers, that is the reason I generally give my best when I wear the Nigeria T-shirt."
"My second AFCON was in Egypt, and we wound up in top position, so as this is my last AFCON. Ideally, we will win the cup since everyone knows the significant of winning the prize."