RELIVE: Ethiopia v Egypt (2023 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers)

Ahram Online , Thursday 9 Jun 2022

Ahram Online is providing live coverage of Thursday's match between Ethiopia and Egypt in the 2nd round of Group D games of the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers

Ahmed  Zizo  Sayed
Egypt s Zizo, right, and Guinea s Conte are seen through the goal net during their soccer match in Group D 2023 Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifiers at Cairo International stadium in Cairo, Egypt, Sunday, June 5, 2022. Egypt won 1-0. (AP)

Full time: Ethiopia 2-0 Egypt

Scorers: Dawa Hotessa 21, Shemeles Bekele 39


The referee blows his final whistle, Egypt slump to a shock 2-0 loss to Ethiopia in their second Group D game of the African Nations Cup qualifiers. Thanks for following our live updates! 

90' The referee adds four minutes of stoppage time. 

90' Another chance for Egypt! Ibrahim Adel has a shot blocked by the keeper from inside the area. 

88' A rare chance for Egypt! A shot from Omar Kamal goes just wide after a lay-off from substitute Ahmed Atef. 

87' Egypt make a double substitution. Winger Ahmed Refaat replaces striker Mostafa Mohamed and striker Ahmed Atef is also introduced.  

85' Five minutes remaining as Ethiopia edge close to a historic win! 

81' Egypt move the ball around aimlessly, with Ethiopia untroubled at all! 

77' Egypt's Zizo is also booked! 

76' With less than 15 minutes remaining, Egypt look highly unlikely to stage a comeback! 

75' Egypt's left-back Omar Kamal receives a yellow card for tugging an opponent. 

72' A half-chance for Ethiopia! Hotessa fires over the bar from the edge of the area. 

70' Ethiopia make their first substitution. Bekele, scorer of the second goal, makes way for Mesus Mohammed. 

65' Although Ethiopia ease off, Egypt still look disjointed! 

61' As Egypt push forward, Ethiopia look dangerous on breakaways. 

59' The three substitutions Ehab Galal made late in the first half are yet to pay off, with Egypt still appearing toothless. 

56' Egypt substitute Mohanad Lasheen is booked for a challenge on Amanuel Yohannes.

55' Egypt are still failing to muster a single effort on goal! 

52' Egypt buckle under Ethiopian pressure! 

50' Egypt's Emam Ashour tires his luck from distance but his shot goes high over. 

48' Egypt striker Mostafa Mohamed finds the net but his effort is disallowed for a foul on goalkeeper Fasil Gerbremichael.

47' Abou-Gabal rushes out in a timely manner to collect the ball before Gebremichael gets hold of it following another defence-splitting pass. 

The second half is underway 

The referee blows his half-time whistle 

45+1' Abou-Gabal thwarts Hotessa in a one-on-one following some terrible defending! 

45' The referee adds two minutes of stoppage time. 

43' It's a first half to forget for Egypt, in which everything went wrong! 

40' Egypt make three substitutions! Midfielder Mohanad Lasheen replaces Amr El-Sulaya, Omar Kamal replaces left-back Ayman Ashraf and winger Ibrahim Adel replaces playmaker Magdi Afsha.  

39' Egypt-based midfielder Bekele rubs salt into the Pharaohs' wounds! He runs onto a threaded pass behind the static defence and lashes the ball into the roof of the net from a tight angle. 

39' Goal for Ethiopia! 

38' Ethiopia move the ball around smoothly as Egypt players are caught ball-watching. 

35' Ethiopia have a goal disallowed for offside! There is no VAR to review the incident. 

34' Ethiopia remain in total control of proceedings.

33' Egypt's forwards are easily robbed by Ethiopia's comfortable defenders! 

29' Zizo switches back to his favourite position on the right, with Marmoush going the other way. 

28' A left-wing cross from Amanuel Gebremichael goes out for a goal kick as Ethiopia pile on pressure.

27' Ethiopia are toying with Egypt, who look lost tonight! 

24' What a chance for Ethiopia! Nassir breaks clear from almost the halfway line after outpacing central defender Mahmoud El-Wensh but his shot past the advancing Abou-Gabal comes back off the post and rolls on the goal-line! 

24' Ethiopia's Panom receives the first yellow card of the game. 

21' Ethiopia take the lead after a poor opening from Egypt! Abubeker Nassir skip past central defender Mahmoud Alaa on the right hand side of the area and sends in a low cross that the sliding Dawa Hotessa converts past poorly-positioned keeper Abou-Gabal.

21' Goal for Ethiopia! 

20' A long-range, low shot from Gatoch Panom is easily collected by Abou-Gabal. 

18' Egypt are yet to find their feet, with too many mis-placed passes making things easy for Ethiopia. 

14' No threats so far, with Egypt struggling with their deep build-up play. 

11' Natural right-winger Zizo is surprisingly deployed on the left, despite the absence of Liverpool talisman Salah. 

7' Ethiopia midfielder Shemeles Bekele, who plays for Egyptian side Gouna, muscles his way into the edge of the area but his mis-hit shot goes high over. 

4' A pass from Egypt keeper Abou-Gabal is intercepted on the edge of the area but midfielder Emam Ashour makes a timely interception to regain possession. 

4' Egypt apply high pressing in the first five minutes. 

3' Winger Zizo whips in a free kick from the left but Ethiopia's defence clears. 

The match is underway 

Starting lineups:

Ethiopia: 23-Fasil Gebremicheal, 21-Asrat Tonjo, 16-Yared Bayeh, 4-Mignot Debebe, 20-Remedan Yusef - 8-Amanuel Yohannes, 18-Shemeles Bekele, 6-Gatoch Panom - 12-Dawa Hutessa, 10-Abubeker Nasir, 11-Amanuel Gebremichael

Egypt: Mohamed Abou-Gabal; Ayman Ashraf, Mahmoud Alaa, Mahmoud Hamdi El-Wench, Omar Gaber; Amr El-Sulaya, Emam Ashour; Mohamed ‘Afsha’ Magdi, Omar Marmoush, Ahmed ‘Zizo’ Sayed, Mostafa Mohamed


17:30 Players are warming up

17:00 Coach Ehab Galal was forced to make several changes to his formation. Defender Mahmoud Alaa, midfielder Mohamed "Afsha" Magdi, striker Mostafa Mohamed and winger Ahmed "Zizo" Sayed get starting roles.

15:00 The Egyptian fans will grow impatient should Egypt produce another below-par display against Ethiopia, whose opening game saw them lose 2-1 to Malawi.

13:30 Coach Galal is expected to make more changes in his starting lineup as he called up Ismaily defender Baher El-Mohamadi and Future FC winger Ahmed Refaat as replacements for the injured players.

12:30 Egypt coach Ehab Galal says his team is facing bad luck, as it will be missing several key players, including Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah, Arsenal’s Mohamed Elneny and Aston Villa’s Mahmoud Trezeguet due to different injuries.

“It will be a strong one, not an easy one. We will do our best to return with the three points,” Galal said in the pre-match press conference.
“We are facing bad luck, as we will miss the services of several players like Mohamed Salah, Mahmoud Trezeguet, Mohamed Elneny and Ahmed Hegazi,” the 54-year-old coach added.

11:30 Egypt marked the debut of coach Ehab Galal with an uninspiring display but they still got the job done in a laboured 1-0 home win over Guinea in their opening Group D clash on Sunday.

Venue: Bingu national stadium (Malawi)
Referee: Georges Gatogato (Burundi)
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Check the pre-game press conference of Egypt's coach Ehab Galal

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