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RELIVE: Egypt v Cameroon (U23 Africa Cup of Nations)

Ahram Online is providing a live coverage of Thursday's match between Egypt and Cameroon in the 3rd round of the U23 Africa Cup of Nations group stage

Ahram Online , Thursday 14 Nov 2019
Egypt's Osama Galal in action with Ghana's Samuel Obeng Gyabaa (Reuters)
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FT: Egypt 2-1 Cameroon
Scorers: Mostafa Mohamed 27, 51 Eric Ayuk 37

Match report

Egypt starting XI: Mohamed Sobhi - Ossama Galal, Mohamed Abdel-Salam, Ahmed Ramadan - Karim El-Eraky, Akram Tawfik, Ahmed Aboul-Fotouh - Ramadan Sobhi, Abdel Raman Magdi (Ahmed Yasser Rayan 85), Emam Ashour (Mahmoud El Gazzar 65), Mostafa Mohamed (Salah Mohsen 90).

Cameroon starting XI: Simon Lota - Duplexe Tchamba, Oumar Gonzalez, Samuel Yves Oum (Stephane Zobo 87), Yan Brice, Kevin Olivier, Eric Ayuk, Raphael Ulrich Anaba (Nouhou Tolo 46), Olivier Mbaissisadra, Franck Evina.

90+3 Full time.

90+1 Yellow card for Zobo.

90' Third sub for Egypt Salah Mohsen replaces Mostafa  Mohamed.

89' Ahmed Ramadan feints but his curling ball is deflected by Mohamed into a goal kick.

85' Second sub for Egypt Ahmed Yasser Rayan replaces Abdel-Rahman Magdi.

82' Sobhi ghosts again in the area but his back pass is cleared by the defence.

78' Beautiful solo effort from Ramadan Sobhi who skips past two defenders but his left-foot shot was blocked by the keeper.

74' Long range shot by Gonzalez but it goes wide.

70' Ayuk attempts a long range shot but it goes inches next to the post.

65' First sub for Egypt as Mahmoud El Gazzar replaces Emam Ashour.

61' Free kick to Cameroon ! Evina's shot is blocked by the post.

57' Yellow card for Ramadan Sobhi

51' Mohamed the hammer rose about the defence to meet Emam Ashour's cross at the far post.


46' First sub for Cameroon as Tolo replaces Anaba

46' Second half is underway.

45+1 Half time

44' Free kick for Egypt. Magdi's powerful shot goes over the bar.

42' Free kick for Cameroon. Evina's free kick bounces off the wall.

40' Powerful long range shot by Mohamed but the ball goes into the hands of the keeper.

36' Ayuk meets a corner with a header at the far post.


30' The pace has slowed down now as Egypt are trying to contain the Cameroonian reaction.

27' A perfect low cross by El Eraky's is directly slot home by Mosatafa Mohamed from inside the box.


22' Corner for Egypt. Magdi's cross goes into the hands of the keeper.

20' Ramadan Sobhi dribbles in the area but his low cross is cleared by the defence. 

17' Yellow card for Ossama Galal for a foul on Olivier.

16' Brice attempts a shot but it goes next to the post.

14' Free kick for Cameroon. Evina crosses in the box but Mohamed heads it clear.

10' Egypt dominate play in the opening minutes

5' Magdi tries to dribble on the right flank but he is fouled. Ashour's free kick goes wide.

0' Match is underway

19:45 Players have finished their warm up.

19:15 Gharib made two changes to his formation as he brought Abdel-Rahman Magdi and Emam Ashour for Salah Mohsen and Ammar Hamdi.

18:00 Cameroon have shown a great potential especially Franck Evina "The Bavarian Hulk" who is  joint top scorer of the tournament with 2 goals in 2 matches.

17:00 Coach Shawki Gharib has hinted that he may rest some players against Cameroon as Egypt already secured their qualification but they are still aiming for top of group.

16:00 U-23 Africa Cup of Nations organizing committee decided to broadcast Egypt's senior national team game against Kenya in the 2021 AFCON qualifiers on the Cairo stadium's screens. Egypt senior team will face Kenya at Alexandria's Borg El-Arab Stadium at 18:00 Cairo local time.

15:30 Egypt will be missing two of their essential players: Nasser Maher, who suffered an injury in Mali's game, which will prevent him from playing until the end of the tournament, and Ammar Hamdy, who was given two yellow cards in the two games and as such will not participate in the Cameroon match.

15:00 "We have qualified for the next stage but we haven't achieved our target yet. We want to be first in our group to keep playing at Cairo Stadium instead of moving our games to El-Salam Stadium if we qualify second," revealed Gharib.

13:30 The Pharaohs managed to win their first two matches against Mali (1-0) and Ghana (3-2), while Cameroon tied with Ghana (1-1) and defeated Mali (1-0).

12:00 Egypt U23 Coach Shawky Gharib said that although his team has officially qualified for the semifinals, it still needs to secure the lead in their group, and expressed hopes that the game against the Lions will be "worthy of African football."

Venue: Cairo Stadium

Group A ranking:
Egypt (6 pts)
Cameroon (4 pts)
Ghana (1 point)
Mali (0 pts)

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