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After a series of underwhelming early matches in this year’s Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON), Egypt kicks off its first match of the tournament against Nigeria on 11 January. Historically, AFCON has been Egypt’s favourite tournament. Out of all of Africa’s national football teams, Egypt is the record-holder with seven titles, starting with the very first edition of the tournament in 1957, where Egypt was only competing against Sudan and Ethiopia, and ending so far with three consecutive and memorable…