Egypt captain, Mohamed Salah, has predicted a ‘very tight’ match when his side takes on Ivory Coast in today’s AFCON 2021 round of 16 fixture.

Egypt will clash with Ivory Coast in the AFCON 2021 last-16 at Douala Stadium in Cameroon on Wednesday evening.

The Pharaohs head to the game after beating Sudan 1-0 in their final Group D fixture a few days ago.

Ivory Coast, on the other hand, defeated AFCON defending champions Algeria 3-1 in their final Group E fixture.

Ahead of Egypt’s clash with Ivory Coast, Salah, a Liverpool star, told CAF Online during his pre-match press conference, “It won’t be easy against Cote d’Ivoire but our team is gaining momentum.

“It will be a very tight match,” Salah added.

The kick-off time for the Ivory Coast vs Egypt match is 5 pm.

Ivory Coast vs Egypt: Mohamed Salah predicts AFCON round of 16 match