Mostafa Mohamed eyes winning the Final of U-23 AFCON



Wed, 20 Nov 2019 - 07:18 GMT


Wed, 20 Nov 2019 - 07:18 GMT

Mostafa Mohamed - File

Mostafa Mohamed - File

Egyptian Olympic team striker Mostafa Mohamed has stressed on the need to win the U-23 AFCON trophy Cup.

Egypt and Côte d'Ivoire will meet in the final on Friday at the Cairo stadium after their success in qualifying for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

"We were men, we were responsible, we carried out our promise to the fans, we did not let them down, and we did what we had to do," Mostafa said after a 3-0 semi-final win over South Africa.

The Zamalek player added: "I don't give much attention for the personal titles or Top scorer of the tournament prize, but my focus in achieving our goal to qualify for the Olympics, and the final of the championship."

Egypt thrashed South Africa 3-0 on Tuesday night at the Cairo in the U-23 AFCON semi-final.

Egypt qualified for the tournament Final for the first time in the history in its third edition after 2011 and 2015.

Egypt secured qualification for the Olympics for the 12th time in its history, a historical figure that has never reached any team in Africa as the nearest team to the Pharaohs is Ghana, who qualified only six times.

This will be the first qualification for the Pharaohs since the 2012 London Olympics.

The best position Egypt has achieved in the history of its participation in the Olympics is the fourth in the Tokyo Olympics as well as held in 1964.

The same achievement was achieved at the 1928 Amsterdam Olympics.

Ramadan Sobhi scored from the penalty spot in the 59th minute and Abdel Rahman Magdy in the 85th and 89th minutes.



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