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Egypt secure qualification to the second round

Thu, Jun. 27, 2019
CAIRO_ 27 June 2019: Egypt national team defeat DR Congo 2_0 on Wednesday night to achieve their second victory at the competition.

Egypt reached six points to top group A and secure their qualification to the second round regardless of the result against Uganda at the last game at the group stage.

The team captain, Ahmed Elmohamady, opened the score after 32 minutes after Congo defenders failed to clear the ball from the dangerous area.

Egypt's second goal came seven minutes later by the team star, Mohamed Salah.
Salah received the ball from Egypt's best player at the game, Mahmoud Hassan known as Trezeguet, who dribbled three defenders from Congo before passing the ball to Salah who scored the goal.

At the second half, the Egyptian team lost the game's tempo to the Congolese players who had many chances to score but failed to convert them to goals.
Egypt plays in group A alongside DR Congo, Uganda, and Zimbabwe.
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