CAIRO - 5 July 2019: Javier Aguirre, the coach of the Egyptian national team, believes that South Africa match is very difficult and not as easy as some say.
The 2019 Africa Cup of Nations round of 16 will witness a tough clash on Saturday night at Cairo International Stadium when Egypt face South Africa.
"We have watched their matches in the group stage and they have good elements," Aguirre said in the press conference on Friday.
"We are physically prepared for the match and the team is developing from one game to another, specifically from the physical aspect. There is no crisis in this against South Africa," he added.
"The pressure in the football is normal and the pressure on Egypt is more because it is the host country; everyone demands claiming the title," he said.
The 16th round of the African Cup of Nations kicks off on Friday; some people consider that this round is the real start of the African tournament. This round starts with two matches between Morocco vs Benin and Uganda vs Senegal.
All the matches will be played at 6 pm, followed by the second game at 9 pm (Cairo Time).
Here is the list of full matches:
Morocco vs Benin – 06:00 p.m. - Al Salam Stadium
Senegal vs Uganda– 09:00 p.m. - Cairo Stadium
Nigeria vs Cameroon– 06:00 p.m. - Alexandria Stadium
Egypt vs Uganda– 09:00 p.m. - Cairo Stadium
Madagascar vs DRC – 06:00 p.m. - Alexandria Stadium
Algeria vs Guinea– 09:00 p.m. -30 June stadium
Mali vs Côte d'Ivoire– 06:00 p.m. - Suez Stadium
Ghana vs Tunisia– 09:00 p.m. - Ismailia Stadium