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RELIVE: Egypt v eSwatini (2019 African Nations Cup qualifiers)

Ahram Online is providing a live coverage of Friday's match between Egypt and Eswatini in the 3rd matchday of the 2019 African Nations Cup qualifiers' group stage

Ahram Online , Friday 12 Oct 2018
Soccer Football - African Nations Cup Qualifier - Egypt v Niger - Borg El Arab Stadium, Alexandria, Egypt - September 8, 2018 Egypt's Aly Ghazal in action REUTERS
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Full time: Egypt 4-1 eSwatini
Scorers: Ahmed Elmohamady 4, Amr Warda 10, Mahmoud Trezeguet 29, Mohamed Salah 45 / Gamedze 86


90+2 Full time.

89 Salah leaves the pitch as he is unable to continue the game.

88 Salah is down on the pitch, he seems injured.

86 Sibonginkhosi Gamedze scored from more than 40 yards !


78 Great save by the visitors' keeper to deny Elneny's long drive.

72 Third sub for Egypt, Tarek Hamed replaces Trezeguet,

70 WHAT A CHANCE ! Salah could have scored the third but he missed from inside the box after a beautiful combination with Elneny.

66 Second sub for Egypt as Ali Gabr replaces injured Amro Tarek.

63 Second sub for eSwatini: Order Fana Mamba replaces Figareido.

60 Gamedze tries to curl in a first goal for the visitors but keeper El-Shennawi holds it well.

59 Trezeguet shoots from the edge of the box but it crashes off the post. 

52 First sub for eSwatini as Gamendze replaces Samu.

49. Free kick for Egypt. Salah's shot hits the side netting.

48 Yellow card for Siboniso Mamba.

46 First sub for Egypt. Ahmed "Kouka" Hassan replaces Marwan Mohsen.

46 Second half is underway

45 Half time

45 Mohamed Salah curls a corner directly in the back of the net.


42 The visitors have their first sight of goal after more than 40 minutes as Mkhontfo shoots from outside the box but it goes easily into the hands of El-Shennawi.

36 Salah tries one of his trademark curling shots but he blasted it wide.

34 Trezeguet tries to curl the ball from the edge of the area but it goes next to the post.

30 Elneny sent Trezeguet clear in the area to slide the ball at the far post.


26 Powerful shot by Ashraf but it goes over the bar.

24 The hosts are in complete control of the game against the visitors who are defending in numbers.

18 Mohsen has a shot on goal but it goes wide over the bar.

16 Ashraf sends a precise low cross to Salah but his shot is deflected wide by the defence.

11 Skipper Elmohamady latches onto a long pass by Tarek, makes a low cross to Warda who fires from inside the box.


7 Mohsen flicks a corner by Warda to the far post only to find Elmohamady, unmarked, in front of an early net.


2' A first effort by Mohsen but it goes easily to the hands of the keeper.

0 Match is underway

18:20 Players are warming up.

18:00 Aguirre made two changes to the side that played Niger last month. Amro Tarek replaces suspended Ahmed Hegazi in central defense while forward Amr Warda starts instead of central midfielder Tarek Hamed. Aguirre seems to have switched to a 4-2-3-1 formation instead of the 4-3-3 adopted against Niger.

17:30 Egypt's lineup:

Mohamed El-Shennawi - Ahmed Elmohamady, Baher El-Mohamadi, Amro Tarek, Ayman Ashraf - Aly Ghazal, Mohamed Elneny, Amr Warda - Mahmoud "Trezeguet" Hassan, Mohamed Salah, Marwan Mohsen.

17:00 Midfielder Aly Ghazal has warned his teammates ahead of this game especially that they do not know their opponents nor their tactics.

16:00 Aguirre will also have limited choices in the striker position as Ahly’s Salah Mohsen and Arab Contractors’ Ahmed Ali have been ruled out with injuries. He will have to rely on injury-prone Marwan Mohsen and Olympiacos striker Ahmed ‘Kouka’ Hassan.

15:00 The Pharaohs are second in Group J with three points, three behind leaders Tunisia. They need to win the double header against eSwatini on 12 and 16 October to secure their ticket to next year’s elite competition in Cameroon.

13:30 Aguirre will make some changes to the team he fielded against Niger last month, as key defender Ahmed Hegazi serves an automatic one-match ban. Experienced centre-back Ali Gabr or MLS league based Amro Tarek are expected to replace him next to Baher El-Mohamadi, who made his debut against Niger.

12:30 The Mexican tactician, who has succeeded to Argentinean boss Hector Cuper, enjoyed a dream debut as the seven-time African Champions hammered Niger 6-0 last month on the second match day of the qualifiers.

11:30 New Egypt coach Javier Aguirre can make it two wins out of two when the Pharaohs host eSwatini (formerly Swaziland) on Friday in Cairo in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.

Venue: El-Salam stadium, Cairo

Referee: Louis Hakizimana (Rwanda)

Group J ranking:

Egypt (2nd with 3 points after playing two games)

Eswatini (2rd with one point after playing two games)

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