Nigeria’s 2017 African Cup of Nations qualifying foes, Egypt have agreed to play friendly matches against Burundi and Malawi before it kicks off 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifying games this summer.
The Pharaohs’ first Group G qualifier will be at home against Tanzania on June 14.
“Argentine Coach Hector Cuper has rejected offers to play against Sierra Leone, Djibouti, Uzbekistan, Australia, and Syria, choosing to face Burundi and Malawi during the available dates,” the statement added.
The EFA left open the possibility of playing the teams mentioned at in the future, perhaps in July or August.
Burundi replace Djibouti as Egypt’s choice of exhibition match opponent, as previously announced by the EFA.
Egypt has a record seven AFCON titles but haven’t qualified for the tournament since 2010, no thanks in part to political turmoil and domestic football stoppages