Egypt seem to be on the right track with Rui Vitoria on the bench. They won all three friendlies since the Portuguese coach took over. The most important victory was the one with 2:1 against Belgium in November, which also draws serious conclusions. There is no scope for losses tonight for the „Pharaohs”, as in the second round, they experienced a shocking defeat 2:0 against Ethiopia and absolute balance prevails in the group. The key player, captain Mohamed Salah is in the squad. The win against Ethiopia in the opener, gave some hopes for Malawi in the battle for second place in the group. The roster is mostly made up of players who compete in the domestic league and were late to integrate. It is a negative that the match will be played at night and the players are not used to playing under floodlights, according to their coach Mario Marinică. Valuable veteran striker Msowoya and substitute midfielder Chirua are injured. Egypt have been excellent in their friendlies and have no room for losses in Rui Vitoria’s official debut on the bench, and expect a clear victory.