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Egypt’s midfield marshal Elneny to miss Burkina Faso tie

Egyptian midfielder Mohammed Elneny looks set to sit out their crunch semi-final match against Burkina Faso on Wednesday evening.

The tie is set to be played at the Stade d’Limite in Libreville starting 8pm.

The anchorman is nursing a tight hamstring and missed his team’s quarter-final clash against Morocco in Port Gentil over the weekend.

He also sat out the team’s training at the match venue on Tuesday night.

Elneny, alongside AS Roma forward Mohammed Salah, is one of the dependable players within the Pharaohs set up.

Egypt coach Hector Cuper has in the meantime remained tight lipped when asked about the English based player’s medical condition insisting “I cannot give away my game plan”.

Elneny’s injury is also a huge blow to Arsenal who are missing several midfield stars incuding Santi Carzola and Aaron Ramsey owing to injury.