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Egypt vs Ghana live stream: How to watch AFCON 2023 online. Egypt will take on Ghana in their second group-stage match of the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) at the Felix Houphouet-Boigny Stadium on Thursday. It's an important fixture for both teams as they failed to win their first games - Mohamed Salah and co. were held by Mozambique whereas Ghana lost to Cape Verde in their respective Group B openers.
Egypt had won four of their five games heading into the tournament but were on the verge of a shocking defeat at the hour-mark against Mozambique. Salah's penalty helped them end the game 2-2. They are taking part in their 26th AFCON finals and are eyeing a record eighth trophy this time around - no other team has more.
Ghana are also AFCON veterans in their 24th finals appearance and will be looking for their fifth trophy. A defeat in the first game means they have made it difficult for themselves but a good win over Egypt should help them get back on track.
Egypt vs Ghana live stream, date, time, channels
The Egypt vs Ghana live stream takes place on Thursday, January 18.
Time: 8 p.m. GMT / 3 p.m. ET / 12 p.m. PT / 7 a.m. AEDT (Jan. 19)
FREE — BBC iPlayer (U.K.)
U.S. — beIN Sports via SlingTV, Fubo or Fanatiz
Neither Egypt nor Ghana have got off to a flyer at the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations. With one point between them going into matchday two, both sides will be desperate to win at the Stade Felix Houphouet Boigny in Abidjan.
The first Sunday of this year's AFCON certainly threw up a trio of surprise results. After Nigeria had been held by Equatorial Guinea, Mohamed Salah's 97th minute penalty rescued a 2-2 draw for Egypt against Mozambique. And then, to cap it off, Ghana went down limply to an injury-time strike themselves, courtesy of Cape Verde's Garry Rodrigues.
Egypt's result was their second disappointing draw in consecutive Africa Cup of Nations games — the previous one coming two years ago in their 0-0 draw in the final with Senegal that they subsequently lost on a penalty shoot-out. The Pharaohs have long been reliant on Salah, but recapturing the title they've won a record number of times will require more than his brilliance alone.
It's been 42 years of hurt since Ghana last lifted the trophy, and the shock defeat to the Blue Sharks suggests that 2024 won't end that rot. Manager Chris Hughton will continue to miss Arsenal's injured Thomas Partey, but with the likes of the Ayew brothers, Inaki Williams and Mohammed Kudus available, they should have the enough to challenge Egypt on Thursday and go deep in the tournament.
Two heavyweight sides needing improvement after difficult opening matches meet on Thursday when Egypt faces Ghana at the Africa Cup of Nations.
Egypt was nearly stunned by Mozambique in its Group B opener, as a stoppage-time penalty from Mohamed Salah was required to simply escape with a 2-2 draw.
Ghana, meanwhile, did fall to a stunning upset, as Cape Verde scored a dramatic stoppage-time winner to defeat the Black Stars 2-1. After the game, under-fire Ghana coach was confronted and nearly attacked by an angry fan at the team hotel.
That leaves both sides in need of a result on Thursday, though AFCON’s forgiving group stage that sees 16 of 24 teams reach the knockout round means neither team is in must-win territory.
Ghana, however, could be on the brink of elimination with a defeat to Egypt, which would mark a second consecutive AFCON in which the Black Stars were sent home at the group stage.
Salah is expected to lead Egypt's attack and will partner with Mohamed and Mahmoud Trezeguet, who earned his 62nd international cap over the weekend. No injury concerns are being reported ahead of the game.
The Liverpool star played a pivotal role in both goals against Mozambique last Sunday and secured his 56th international goal. He remains a standout performer with four goal contributions in his last two matches for Egypt.
Ghana are facing uncertainty regarding the fitness of West Ham United forward Mohammed Kudus. He was absent in their opening-day loss to Cape Verde. They are otherwise in good shape.
Kudus, in excellent form for West Ham, has scored 10 goals and provided one assist since joining from Ajax in the summer.
Mohamed Salah's dramatic late penalty sealed a 2-2 draw for Egypt against Mozambique in their opening match of the tournament as Ghana slipped to a shock 2-1 defeat against Cape Verde. Those results places even more focus on this tie with Salah's Egypt and an experienced Ghana side both tipped for Round of 16 qualification before the competition kicked off.
Defeat in their opening game could trigger a reshuffle with veteran forward Andre Ayew set to start for the Black Stars. He will join his brother Jordan in the starting XI with Athletic Club striker Inaki Williams also pushing to start.
Egypt saved themselves from an embarrassing defeat against Mozambique, but they need a positive result in this game, against a Ghana team in need of a spark. A reliance on Salah remains an issue for Egypt, and the incoming changes for Ghana should tip the balance in their favour, as Chris Hughton looks to get their campaign up and running.
Mohamed Salah spared his side’s blushes against Mozambique with a last-gasp penalty on Sunday, while the Black Stars fell to a shock defeat at the hands of Cape Verde.
Egypt, who are going in search of a record-extending eighth AFCON title, only managed to salvage a draw with lowly Mozambique thanks to a Mohamed Salah injury-time penalty in their opening game.
Ghana, meanwhile, got off to the worst possible start, as Chris Hughton’s side suffered a huge upset at the hands of Cape Verde. The Black Stars now have just one win in their last five games and know another defeat tonight will represent a hammer blow to their chances of reaching the knockout stages.