RELIVE: Egypt v Guinea (Friendly match)

Ahram Online provided a live coverage of Sunday's friendly match between Egypt and Guinea amid preparations for the 2019 African Nations Cup finals

Ahram Online , Sunday 16 Jun 2019,
Egypt's Marwan Mohsen scores their first goal (Photo: REUTERS)

Full time: Egypt 3-1 Guinea

The referee blows his final whistle, thanks for following our live updates!  

90' The referee adds four minutes of stoppage time. 

88' Kaba almost scores a goal for Guinea! His sliding effort goes over the bar with the goal at his mercy after a pinpoint cross from Sylla finds him unmarked. 

87' Egypt make another substitution. Aly Ghazal replaces Mohamed Elneny. 

86' Omar Gaber atones for his mistake to add the third, after another assist from Salah. The Liverpool man feeds the overlapping Gaber whose angled effort deflects off a defender to wrong-foot the keeper. 


84' Salah goes close! He exchanges passes with Elneny in the area and drills a low shot that narrowly misses the target. 

82' Salah's introduction makes the difference and helps Egypt go ahead again. 

80' Guinea's Bengali-Fodé Koita skips past Nabil Emad in the area and sends an angled shot that is blocked by the defence. 

78' Ahmed Ali restores Egypt's lead after some brilliant individual work from Salah. The Liverpool man latches onto a through pass from Omar Gaber, rounds the keeper with a brilliant feint and sends a low shot from a tight angle that comes back off the post and finds Ali for an easy tap-in into an empty net. 


73' Ahmed Ali just fails to connect with an inviting cross from Salah. 

72' Salah's passes are dangerous but Egypt are yet to make the most of them. 

68' A chance for Egypt! A Salah through pass slices open the defence and finds Ahmed Ali, whose attempt to round the keeper is not successful. 

67' Salah curls his corner goalwards but it is tipped over by the keeper. 

66' Egypt pay the price of failing to take their chances. But they still have time to restore their lead. 

63' Substitute Sory Kaba brings Guinea level after a dreadful defensive mistake. Omar Gaber's poor back pass is intercepted by Kaba, who fires a low shot past El-Shennawi and into the net.  

63' Goal for Guinea! 

61' Mohamed Salah is finally introduced! He replaces Walid Soliman. 

60' Egypt make a double substitution. Greek-based winger Amr Warda and striker Ahmed Ali are introduced.

59' Guinea's Ernest Seka is booked for a foul on Trezeguet. 

58' Trezeguet spurns another chance in a carbon-copy effort of the previous one! He nutmegs his challenger and breaks clear again but arrows a low weak shot wide of the post. 

57' Mahmoud Trezeguet wastes a goal-scoring chance! He skips past his challenger and goes clear but mis-hits his shot and the keeper easily gathers the ball. 

55' Guinea look better than their Egyptian counterparts, who still finding it difficult to carve out openings. 

50' Mohamed Salah is warming up. Will Aguirre introduce him? Egypt need his spark tonight. 

46' Left-back Ayman Ashraf replaces Ahmed Mansour and midfielder Nabil Emad replaces Tarek Hamed.  

The second half is underway 

The referee blows his halftime whistle 

45+3' Guinea waste the game's best chance! A through pass releases Yattara who breaks clear, but his shot misses the target. 

45' The referee adds two minutes of stoppage time. 

42' Egypt defender Baher El-Mohamadi almost scores an own goal! He meets a Guinean cross with a header towards his own goal, with keeper Mohamed El-Shennawi pulling off a fine save. 

40' A low shot from Elneny is handled by the keeper after a fine Egypt move. 

34' Trezeguet receives a cross just inside the area with a hoperful header that goes straight into the hands of the keeper. Egypt struggling for clear-cut chances. 

31' Mohamed Yattara's shot from inside the area is blocked by the defence. 

29' Guinea's Issiaga Sylla receives a yellow card for a foul on Walid Soliman. 

27' After a bright start, Egypt ease off.  

23' A Guinean low cross from the left goes begging. Egypt need to address their defensive weakness on both flanks! 

19' Guinea's Camara sends a shot high over from distance. 

15' Guinea still defend in numbers after falling behind as Egypt push forward. 

11' Mohsen scores a beauty! He collects a superb flick from Abdallah El-Said, turns and hits an unstoppable bullet into the top corner of the net past the advancing keeper. 


8' A chance for Egypt! Guinea keeper's pass to the defence is intercepted by lone striker Marwan Mohsen, whose curling low effort is weak as the keeper pushes it away. 

7' Another half-chance for Guinea! A pull-back finds Abdoul Camara on the edge of the area but his low shot goes wide. Egypt's full-backs are repeatedly exposed. 

5' Guinea make a swift move down the right and a low cross finds François Kamano, whose effort is blocked by the defence. 

2' What a chance for Egypt! Abdallah El-Said sends a cunning free-kick that almost catches out the keeper, who parries it. The ball then falls to defender Mahmoud Hamdi, whose shot is cleared off the line. 

The match is underway 

20:00 Aguirre plays with a different side than the one which featured against Tanzania as he continues to test his players. Mohamed Salah starts on the bench. 

19:30 Egypt's starting line-up: Mohamed El-Shennawi, Omar Gaber, Baher El-Mohamadi, Mahmoud Hamdi, Ahmed Mansour, Tarek Hamed, Mohamed Elneny, Walid Soliman, Mahmoud Trezeguet, Abdallah El-Said, Marwan Mohsen 

17:30 Coach Javier Aguirre gave chances to some new faces against Tanzania, including Zamalek's central defender Mahmoud Alaa and Pyramids FC midfielder Nabil Emad.

16:00 Should Salah play against Guinea, the strategy could be altered so as to make the most of the forward's pace runs behind the defence. Under Aguirre's predecessor Hector Cuper, Salah combined with veteran playmaker Abdallah El-Said to devastating effect.

15:00 The Pharaohs were unconvincing in their previous warm-up despite recording a 1-0 victory over Tanzania at Alexandria's Borg El-Arab Stadium, having struggled to make their dominance count against feeble opponents.

13:00 Egypt are likely to field an almost full-strength side when they meet Guinea on Sunday as they gear up for their opening African Cup of Nations game against Zimbabwe five days later in Cairo.

Venue: Borg El-Arab Stadium 

Check the match preview here

(For more sports news and updates, follow Ahram Online Sports on Twitter at @AO_Sports and on Facebook at AhramOnlineSports.)

Short link:



  • We will not publish comments which contain rude or abusive language, libelous statements, slander and personal attacks against any person/s.
  • We will not publish comments which contain racist remarks or any kind of racial or religious incitement against any group of people, in Egypt or outside it.
  • We welcome criticism of our reports and articles but we will not publish personal attacks, slander or fabrications directed against our reporters and contributing writers.
  • We reserve the right to correct, when at all possible, obvious errors in spelling and grammar. However, due to time and staffing constraints such corrections will not be made across the board or on a regular basis.

More news

Group A W D L P
2 1 0 7
Burkina Faso
1 1 1 4
Cape Verde
1 1 1 4
0 1 2 1
Group B W D L P
1 2 0 5
1 1 1 4
1 1 1 4
1 0 2 3
Group C W D L P
2 1 0 7
1 2 0 5
1 0 2 3
0 1 2 1
Group D W D L P
3 0 0 9
2 0 1 6
0 1 2 1
Guinea Bissau
0 1 2 1
Group E W D L P
Cote d Ivoire
2 1 0 7
Equatorial Guinea
2 0 1 6
Sierra Leone
0 2 1 2
0 1 2 1
Group F W D L P
2 1 0 7
2 1 0 7
1 0 2 3
0 0 3 0