— The countries have played each other seven times at the Cup of Nations with Egypt winning three matches and Cameroon two with two drawn.
— Two of the previous meetings have been in finals with Egypt victorious on both occasions — 5-4 on penalties after a 0-0 draw in 1986 and 1-0 in 2008.
— The most recent match between the nations was in a 2010 quarter-final with Ahmed Hassan scoring twice as Egypt came from behind to triumph 3-1 after extra time.
— Egypt have won six of seven finals with the lone loss coming in 1962 when they fell 4-2 after extra time to hosts Ethiopia in Addis Ababa.
— The Indomitable Lions of Cameroon have won four of six finals with both defeats coming against the Pharaohs of Egypt, in Cairo and Accra.