Clash of the Overachieving Underdogs

[RFI]Nelspruit -Not so long ago, one of the immutable truths about the Africa Cup of Nations was that 16 teams would turn up and Egypt would win. It was the narrative of the tournament between 2006 and 2010 when Hassan Shehata’s men arrived, dazzled and conquered. But since their failure to even qualify for the 2012 competition in Gabon and the 2013 edition in South Africa, new tales of derring-do have gained greater prominence.