Fri, 26 Mar 2021 - 12:50 GMT
Egyptian players celebrate Afsha's goal
CAIRO-26 March 2021: Egypt men’s national team secured a ticket to the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations, scheduled in Cameroon in 2022.
The Pharaohs secured a 1-1 draw against Kenta in Nairobi, which was enough to send Hossam El Badry’s men to the Africa Cup of Nations.
Mohamed Magdy Afsha gave the visitors an early lead after one minute from the start as he fired a shot into the top corner from inside the box.
Following the early goal, the home team dominated the game and created many attempts to equalize the score as they were chasing their last hope to stay in the race in the qualifiers.
However, the Pharaohs kept their lead in the first half thanks to Mohamed El Shenawy’s saves.
In the second half, Kenya equalized the score by Abdullah Hassan as the Egyptian defense failed to clear the ball away from their area.
The minutes went on and the home team failed to add another goal and the game ended with a 1-1 draw.
Egypt and Comoros, who are leading the group with 9 points each, secured their places in the upcoming AFCON. The two teams will face off on Monday in Cairo in the last match of the qualifiers.