RELIVE: Egypt v Comoros (2021 African Cup of Nations qualifiers)

Ahram Online , Monday 29 Mar 2021

Ahram Online provided a live update coverage for Monday's match between Egypt and Comoros in the 6th round of the 2021 African Cup of Nations qualifiers

File Photo: Egypt's Hani in action with Togo's Kodjo Fo-Doh Laba REUTERS

Full time: Egypt 4-0 Comoros
Scorers: Mohamed Elneny 15, Mohamed Sherif 17, Mohamed Salah 21, 25

Match report


Egypt: Mohamed El Shennawi (Mahmoud Gennesh 46)  – Omar Gaber, Ali Gabr, Mahmoud "El Wensh" Hamdi, Abdallah Gomaa – Mohamed Elneny, Amr El-Sulaya (Tarek Hamed 71), Mohamed Salah, Mahmoud Trezeguet (Mohamed Farouk 60), Mohamed "Afsha" Magdi (Mostafa Fathi 78) – Mohamed Sherif (Ahmed Yasser Rayan 60).

Comoros: Ahamada - Bakari, M'Dahoma, Abdou, Youssouf (Kassem Abdallah 46)- Abdullah (Mogni 83), M'Changama (Youssef Ibroihim 46), Bachirou (Yacine Bourhane 63) - Chamed, Selemani, M'Changama (Youssef Ibroihim 46)

90+2 Full time

90 Referee shows 2 minutes of additional time

85 Cross from Fayez but Mogni is late to meet the ball

80 Hamed had an attempt on goal but the ball bounces off the defenders.

79 Gaber makes a heroic save to deny Fayez's powerful shot.

75 Salah has an attempt on target but it goes next to the post

71 Fourth sub for Egypt, Tarek Hamed replaces Amr El Sulaya. Mohamed Salah take the armband.

68 Free kick to Comoros. Selemani blasts it over the bar.

64 Elneny attempt a long range shot but it goes easily in the hands of the keeper

60 Double sub for Egypt as Mohamed Farouk and Ahmed Yasser Rayan replace Mahmoud Trezeguet and Mohamed Sherif.

58 Yellow card for Abdullah

56 A powerful shot by Mattoir but it goes wide

53 Trezeguet had a chance on target but it is blocked

50 The visitors are trying to press forward to get anything out of this game

46 Comoros make three subs as Kassem Abdallah, Youssef Ibroihim and Fayez Mattoir have been introduced.

46 Mahmoud "Gennesh" Abdel Rehim replaces keeper Mohamed El Shennawi

46 Second half is underway

45 Half time

44 Sherif had an attempt on goal but it was deflected into the corner

39 El Shennawi makes a fine save to deny Chamed from 25 yeards.

36 The hosts are in total control of the game and turning the ball around.

25 Mohamed Salah grabs his second of the night after rounding the keeper and scoring from a tight angle. Afsha was on the assist.


21 Mohamed Salah scores the third with a fine finish from inside the box after being set up by Mohamed Sherif


17 Mohamed Sherif doubled the lead with a calm finish after being sent clear by Afsha.


15 Elneny netted with a beautiful curling strike from the edge of the area.


7 Corner to Egypt. Keeper punches the ball away.

3 Salah skillfully dribbles past three defenders in the area but fails to direct a shot 

0 Match is underway


17:25 Players are warming up.

17:00 El-Badry made six changes to his lineup from the previous game.

16:30 After the 1-1 draw with Kenya and booking a place in AFCON 2021, El-Badry revealed that Egypt would turn their focus to the upcoming World Cup qualifiers.

"We need to prepare well for the World Cup qualifiers. I know it would be difficult because of the FIFA calendar, but we can ask the Egyptian Football Association to hold training camps for the local-based players," the Egypt national team coach said.

14:30 Egypt coach Hossam El-Badry admitted his side's African Nations Cup qualifying campaign was far from convincing but said he was still satisfied that the ultimate goal had been fulfilled.
"I said before that the most important thing in this period is to achieve our goals," El-Badry told the pre-match news conference on Sunday.

12:00 Already-qualified, Egypt will make a record-extending 25th appearance in next year's African Cup of Nations finals in Cameroon but their less-than-impressive qualifying campaign will cast doubts over their ability to win the biennial tournament for the first time since 2010.

Venue: Cairo’s international stadium

Check the match preview here 

The two teams' ranking in Group G:

Egypt (1st with 9 points after playing five games)

Comoros (2nd with 9 points after playing five games)

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