Elneny starts for Egypt in Cup of Nations final

African Cup of Nations - Final - Egypt v Cameroon - Stade d'Angondjé - Libreville, Gabon - 5/2/17 General view of the closing ceremony Reuters / Mike Hutchings Livepic
African Cup of Nations - Final - Egypt v Cameroon - Stade d'Angondjé - Libreville, Gabon - 5/2/17 General view of the closing ceremony Reuters / Mike Hutchings Livepic

Arsenal midfielder Mohamed Elneny returns after injury to start for Egypt in Sunday’s Africa Cup of Nations final against Cameroon in Libreville, Gabon.

Elneny missed the Pharaohs’ quarter-final win against Morocco with a calf problem that also kept him out of their penalty shoot-out win against Burkina Faso in the semi-finals.

Meanwhile, the Greek-based midfielder Amr Warda starts for the first time at the tournament, while centre-back Ahmed Hegazy has shaken off an injury in time to line up in defence.

Cameroon coach Hugo Broos sticks with the same starting line-up as in Thursday’s 2-0 semi-final win against Ghana.

Starting line-ups for the Africa Cup of Nations final between Egypt and Cameroon at the Stade de l’Amitie in Libreville, Gabon, on Sunday (kick-off 1900 GMT): 

Egypt (4-2-3-1): Essam El Hadary (capt); Ahmed Elmohamady, Ahmed Hegazy, Ali Gabr, Ahmed Fathy; Tarek Hamed, Mohamed Elneny; Mohamed Salah, Abdallah El Said, Trezeguet; Amr Warda Coach: Hector Cuper (ARG) 

Cameroon (4-2-3-1): Fabrice Ondoa; Fai Collins, Michael Ngadeu, Adolphe Teikeu, Ambroise Oyongo; Arnaud Djoum, Sebastien Siani; Christian Bassogog, Jacques Zoua, Benjamin Moukandjo (capt); Robert Ndip Tambe Coach: Hugo Broos (BEL)  Referee: Janny Sikazwe (ZAM)

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