Egypt U-20 held by Guinea in African championship

Ahram Online , Wednesday 1 Mar 2017

Egypt
U-20 AFRICA CUP OF NATIONS, ZAMBIA 2017 - EGYPT - MALI - EGYPTIAN FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION

Egypt conceded on Wednesday late goal from Guinea to end with another draw in the U-20 Africa Championship in Zambia after their goalless draw to Mali in the group opener Sunday.

Striker Moustapha Mohamed gave the Pharaohs a first-half advantage with a nice shot from inside the area, opening the scoring seven minutes before the break.

Egypt's keeper Essam El-Ghandour produced a heroic performance after the goal, saving the Pharaohs in many occasions before conceding the equaliser ten minutes from time.

Egypt are now second of the group A with two points, one point behind leaders Zambia who will face Mali later on Wednesday.

Egypt will face hosts Zambia on Saturday.

The semi-finalists will take part in the U-20 World Cup which will take place from 20 May to 11 June in South Korea.

Egypt won the last of their four U-20 Nations Cup titles in 2013.

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