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Egypt wants Afcon final moved from Sunday to Monday

Egypt assistant coach Diaa al-Sayed wants their Africa Cup of Nations final against Senegal moved from the Sunday date to Monday so that they can have an extra day of rest.

The Pharaohs defeated Cameroon on penalties on Thursday night to progress to the final.

“I ask CAF that the final be played on Monday,” Al-Sayed told the media.

“There is one more day of recovery for Senegal.”

Al-Sayed was speaking to the media because Egypt boss Carlos Queiroz was sent off during the game.

The third-place play-off between Cameroon and Burkina Faso was due to be on Sunday too, but is now being played on Saturday.

“I hope that, as we have advanced the match for third place, we will play on Monday,” he said.

In 2019 both semi-finals were played on the same day.

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