The CAF have decided to move forward Egypt’s upcoming game with Morocco to 17:00 on Sunday, instead of 18:00 as originally planned.
The Pharaohs have managed to reach the quarterfinals of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations after a heroic penalty shootout victory over Ivory Coast on Wednesday evening.
Meanwhile, Morocco earned a tough 2-1 victory over Malawi, thanks to Youssef En-Nesyri’s header and a stunning free-kick from Achraf Hakimi.
Both teams will now face each other in the quarterfinals at the Ahmadou Ahidjo Stadium in Yaoundé at 5:00 PM CLT after the CAF announced the game has been brought forward one hour. Four hours later, the same stadium will host the Senegal-Equatorial Guinea to conclude the quarterfinals round.
The last AFCON clash between Egypt and Morocco took place in 2017 when the two teams came face to face in the quarter-finals, with the Pharaohs coming out on top thanks to a late winner through Mahmoud Kahraba.