• FT

    Nigeria

    1

    Benin

    0

  • FT

    Egypt

    2

    Mozambique

    0

AFRICAN NATIONS CUP

Estadio do Benguela

Referee: Djaoupe Kokou | Attendance: 16000

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Egypt

  • Dario Khan 47' OG
  • Gedo 81'

2 - 0

FT

Gedo seals Egypt's place in last eight

Defending champions Egypt sealed a place in the African Nations Cup quarter-finals by beating Mozambique at the Estadio do Benguela in Group C.

It was an uninspiring encounter and it was, perhaps fittingly, an own goal - from Mozambique's Dario Khan - which broke the deadlock after 47 minutes.

Substitute Mohamed Gedo added a second nine minutes from time.

Chances were few and far between in the first half but the best of them went to Egypt.

After 25 minutes Hosni Abd Rabo crossed for Shikabala, who controlled well as he cut inside but scuffed his shot, allowing Mozambique goalkeeper Kapango to scramble the ball behind.

Ahmed Fathi then went for goal when Emad Moteab was clear and saw his effort headed behind, much to the annoyance of the striker.

Egypt came close in stoppage time as the ball broke to Mohamed Zidan.

Paito slid in with an excellent challenge but the ball broke to Moteab, whose angled strike was well saved Kampango.

Egypt went ahead two minutes after the break in somewhat fortuitous circumstances.

Hosni sent in a low cross from the right and Khan got to the ball first, but could only send it into his own net.

After 53 minutes, Mozambique - who, as fellow Portuguese speakers, had the backing of the Angolan fans - spurned a glorious chance to pull level.

Tico-Tico found himself alone in the box when the ball spooned up in the air off Mahmoud Fathallah, but he could not control the dipping ball and sent his shot straight at Essam El Hadari.

Egypt responded and Sayed Moawad sent a deflected shot narrowly wide of the far post from an acute angle.

Mozambique had the ball in the net after 58 minutes through Almiro Lobo but the flag was up for offside.

And Egypt sealed the win in some style, as some nice build-up play between Ahmed Hassan and Moteab saw the former play in Gedo.

The substitute flicked the ball up, turned and smashed a volley home.

Mozambique could still qualify if they beat Nigeria in their final group game and Egypt do not lose to Benin.

Scoring Summary

  • Egypt
  • Mozambique
Dario Khan (og 47')
Gedo (81')
 

Match Stats

  • Egypt
  • Mozambique
0(0) Shots (on goal) 0(0)
0 Fouls 0
0 Corner kicks 0
0 Offsides 0
0% Time of Possession 0%
0 Yellow Cards 3
0 Red Cards 0
0 Saves 0

Teams

  • Egypt
  • Mozambique
Substitutes
Substitutions
Yellow Cards
Dario Khan (31')
Almiro Lobo (86')
Momed Hadi (90')