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RELIVE: Egypt v Kenya (Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers)

Ahram Online is providing a live coverage of Thursday's game between Egypt and Kenya in the 2021 African Nations Cup group stage qualifiers

Ahram Online , Thursday 14 Nov 2019
LIVE: Egypt v Kenya (Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers)

FT: Egypt 1-1 Kenya
Scorer: Mahmoud Kahraba 42 / Michael Olunga 67

Match report


Egypt: Mohamed El Shennawi – Abdalla Gomaa, Ahmed Hegazi, Mahmoud Alaa, Ahmed Fathi - Amr El-Sulaya (Ahmed Gomaa 75), Tarek Hamed, Mahmoud Trezeguet, Mohamed "Afsha" Magdi (Mohamed Elneny 65), Hussein El-Shahat (Ahmed "Zizo" El Sayed 56), Mahmoud Kahraba.

Kenya: Patrick Matasi (Ian Otieno 10) - Samuel Olwande, Erick Ouma, Joseph Stanley, Joash Onyango - Victor Wanyama, Eric Johana, Lawrence Juma, Michael Olunga - Johana Omollo (Kenneth Muguna 64), Ayub Timbe (Cliff Nyakeya 30).

90+5 End of match

90+4' Zizo falls in the area but referee says no penalty.

90+3' Yellow card for Joash Onyango for wasting time.

90+1' Free kick to Egypt. Gomaa's cross goes directly into the hands of the keeper.

90' Referee shows 4 minutes of injury time

86' Kahrab has an attempt on goal but it goes easily in the hands of the keeper

82' WHAT A CHANCE FOR EGYPT ! Trezeguet's shot is blocked only to fall into the path of Elneny's whose shot is deflected into the corner.

80' The Pharaohs are back on attack but they are struggling to create any real threat.

75' Third sub for Egypt as Ahmed Gomaa replaces Amr El Sulaya. An attacking substitution in an attempt to grab the full points of this game.

67' Olunga picks a poor pass from Elneny and scores the equaliser.


65' El Badry makes his second sub as Mohamed Elneny replaces Afsha. A tactical sub as he reverts to a 4-3-3 formation instead of a 4-2-3-1.

64' Third sub by Kenya as Muguna replaces Omollo.

61' Kaharaba leads a fast counter and set up Zizo on the edge of the box but his curling ball goes wide.

60' Olunga's shot is blocked by Hegazi.

56' First sub for Egypt as Ahmed "Zizo" El Sayed replaces Hussein El Shahat.

53' Kenya are now applying high pressure on Egypt's defence to stop their build up play.

48' Yellow card for Lawrence Juma for a harsh foul on Trezeguet.

46' Second half is underway.

45' Half time

42' Kahraba intercepts a back pass from a defender Erick Ouma to get past the onrushing keeper and score in the empty nets

42' GOOOAAAL FOR Egypt !

40' Free kick, Olunga's shot bounces off the wall.

39' Yellow card for Mahmoud Alaa as he handled the ball just on the edge of the box.

38' Powerful shot by Wanyaman but El Shennawi saves it.

30' Bad luck for Kenya as they are forced to make a second substitution due to injury. Cliff Nyakeya replaces Ayub Timbe. 

23' Another chance for Kenya as Olunga skips past his marker but his shot is blocked by the keeper.

22' GREAT SAVE BY EL SHENNAWI to deny Ayub Timbe from inside the box.

19' Kahraba latches onto Afsha's through pass but his shot goes in the hands of the keeper. He could have done better.

16' Corner for Kenya but Hegazi clears the danger.

13' Hegazi sends a header from a corner but it goes easily into the hands of the keeper.

10' First sub for Kenya as keeper Ian Otieno replaces Patrick Matasi.

8' Game is suspended as Kenya keeper seems injured and may pull out of the game.

5' First chance for Egypt as Trezeguet attempts a shot but it goes next to the post.

0' Match is underway

17:20 Players are warming up.

17:00 Coach El Badry left regular starter Mohamed Elneny on the bench for Amr El Sulaya. Also Kahraba will be deployed as striker as Egypt is short in experienced attackers.

16:30 Egypt have an excellent head-to-head record against Kenya winning 18 out of their 22 previous encounters.

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 Olympic team will face Cameroon at Cairo stadium at 20:00 CLT, two hours after the start of the senior team's game.

15:30 Kenya have defeated Egypt only once in 22 meetings. Their most recent game saw Egypt secure a 1-0 win in a friendly match in 2014.

14:30 Coach Hossam El-Badry, who will make his competitive debut having overseen two unconvincing friendly victories over Botswana and Liberia, is adamant Egypt can fill the void left by Salah.

12:30 The Pharaohs will have to do without some key players when they entertain Kenya, including Liverpool's talisman Mohamed Salah, who is nursing an ankle injury that he aggravated in the 3-1 Premier League win over Manchester City.

11:30 Egypt will be looking to make light of their absences and get their African Nations Cup qualifying campaign to a winning start when they host Kenya at Alexandria's Borg El-Arab Stadium on Thursday.

Venue: Borg El-Arab Stadium

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