AFCON 2012 qualification

Egypt hanging on in AFCON qualifiers

June 3, 2011
By Firdose Moonda
Africa's most successful football nation, Egypt, will be involved in an almighty battle for a place in the continental championship this weekend. The seven-time African Nations Cup (AFCON) champions have not won a match in the qualifying campaign so far and face the possibility of not featuring in the tournament for the first time since 1978.

Victory over South Africa will not be enough to keep them in contention; they will also rely on Sierra Leone, who lie third in the group, to beat ...

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