We did our best at the Nations Cup, says Egypt's tearful Warda

Ahram Online , Monday 6 Feb 2017,
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Egypt's midfielder Amr Warda (L) vies for the ball against Cameroon's midfielder Sebastien Siani during the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations final football match between Egypt and Cameroon at the Stade de l'Amitie Sino-Gabonaise in Libreville on February 5, 2017 AFP

Egypt winger Amr Warda asked the fans to support their national team after a 2-1 defeat by Cameroon in the African Cup of Nations final on Sunday.

The Pharaohs missed out on a record-extending eighth title after throwing away a first-half lead to gift Cameroon a fifth triumph in Libreville.

"We did not win the tournament, but we did our best," a tearful Warda told beIN Sports after the game.

"I ask the Egyptian fans to support the team. We are a good generation that ensures a good future for Egyptian football."

"I am very frustrated. We came here to win the title not to top our group or to reach the final. But I repeat it again; all the players did their best."

The 23-year-old made his first start in the final, producing a convincing performance after acting as a shadow striker.

 

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