AFCON has officially kicked off as the opening game between Cote d’Ivoire and Guinea Bissau got underway to start the 2024 tournament which will last until 11th February.
The last AFCON was in 2021 and it was a very dramatic tournament, especially for Liverpool supporters as it was a final between Senegal and Egypt.
With Sadio Mane representing Senegal and Mo Salah representing Egypt, it was set up to be a bittersweet final for Liverpool fans watching on.
The game ended up finishing 0-0 and it went to penalties with Mane stepping up to take the fifth spot-kick for Senegal to win them the tournament.
Mane scored his fifth to win his nation the trophy which meant Salah wasn’t even able to take his penalty in the shootout and it was a massive blow for the legendary winger to not be able to win his country the tournament.
He has another chance to do it this year though as Liverpool will be without him for possibly a month during the title race as he looks to carry his country to yet another final.
How to watch Egypt vs Mozambique
Salah starts his AFCON journey on the second day of the tournament as Egypt take on Mozambique in Group B.
They are alongside Ghana and Cape Verde in the group as well but Egypt will be the first game of that group as they kick-off at 5:00pm Great Britain time.
Egypt are considered to be one of the favourites for the tournament but there is several sides who will be backing themselves to go on and win the trophy this time round.
Salah will be expecting that his country will win their opening game of the tournament as Mozambique are the 111th ranked side in the world whilst Egypt are 33rd in the FIFA world rankings.
They will also be expected to top the group even though they will face stern challenges with Ghana set to pose them their biggest threat.
Viewers in the United Kingdom will be able to tune in on Sky Sports to watch the game as they will be showing every game throughout the tournament whilst BBC will also be showing some games which you stream on the BBC Sport website.
Fans watching in America can watch the game on Bein Sports as can anyone wanting to tune in to watch the game in Canada, Australia or New Zealand.
Supporters on the continent of Africa can watch the game on MulitChoice after they decided to obtain the TV rights for it very late before the tournament started.
There is another game on before Salah’s Egypt take on Mozambique on Sunday and that is in Group A as Nigeria take on Equatorial Guinea.
The opening game ended as a 2-0 victory for Ivory Coast against Guinea-Bissau with goals from Seko Fofana and Jean-Phillipe Krasso.
Salah will be hoping for a similarly comfortable match for the opening fixture with Egypt being one of the form sides going into AFCON as they have won 12 of their last 14 games whilst they have also never lost to Mozambique.