By James Agberebi:
Egypt have toppled the Super Eagles as Group G leaders after the Pharaohs defeated Chad 5-1 in Ndjamena in their 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier on Sunday.
A hat-trick from Basem Morsi (second, 25th and 62nd minutes) and a goal each from Mohammed Sallah and Mahmoud Kahraba secured the win for the seven-time African champions.
With the win, Egypt now have six points, two points ahead of the Super Eagles who are on four points.
Both countries will meet in March 2016 when the Eagles will host the Pharoahs in the first of their double-header.
Chad and Tanzania will square off against each other in the group’s other games.
The Super Eagles failed to qualify for this year’s AFCON in Equatorial Guinea.
Egypt themselves have failed to qualify for the last three editions (2012, 2013 and 2015) after their 2010 triumph in Angola.