Mohamed Aboutrika struck twice as
Egypt beat Rwanda 3-0 to register a first win in their African
zone final round World Cup qualifying group on Sunday.
The win takes the African champions up to second in Group C
with four points, three behind leaders Algeria after three
games. Zambia also have four points with Rwanda bottom on one.
The Pharaohs had to battle to break down the visiting
defence with Aboutrika opening the scoring only in the 65th
minute before Hosni Abd Rabou added a penalty 11 minutes later.
Aboutrika's second goal came three minutes into stoppage
time at the end of the match, which had been postponed from last
month because of the north African country's participation in
the Confederations Cup in South Africa.