RELIVE: Egypt v Ethiopia (African Cup of Nations qualifiers, final round)

Ahram Online , Friday 8 Sep 2023

Ahram Online is providing a live coverage for Friday’s match between Egypt and Ethiopia in the final round of Group D 2023 CAF African Cup of Nations (AFCON) Qualifiers

Egypt national football team players


Egypt 1-0 Ethiopia
Scorer: Mostafa Fathi 37

Match report

Yellow cards

Mostafa Mohamed, Mohamed El Shennawi (Egypt)
Panom (Ethiopia)



Egypt: Mohamed El-Shennawy - Mohamed Abdel-Moneim, Ali Gabr, Mohamed Hany, Mohamed Hamdy (Ahmed Fattouh 90')- Mahmoud Hamada, Hamdi Fathy (Sam Morsy 90), Marwan Attia (Ibrahim Adel 66') - Mostafa Fathi (Ahmed "Zizo" El Sayed 77), Mostafa Mohamed, Omar Marmoush (Tarek Hamed 66')

Ethiopia: 22-Said Habtamu - 14-Henok Adugna, 3-Amanuel Terfa, 15-Aschalew Tamene, 20-Remedan Yesouf - 6-Gatoch Panom, 19-Kenean Markneh (Wegeneh Tekele 66'), 17-Surafel Dagnachew (Shemelis Bekele 46'), 21-Chernet Gugsa (Fitsum Tilahun 46'), 7-Abel Yalew, 12-Dawa Hotessa (Habtamu Tadesse 81')

90+5 Full time

90+2' Egypt are now adopting a cautious approach to protect their lead.

90' Ref shows 4 minutes of injury time.

87' Game is paused as two Egyptian players collided and are injured.

82' Hamdi Fathi sends a header but next to the post.

78' El Shennawi makes another save to deny Yalew.

73' A chance for Ethiopia ! Yalew latches onto a long ball behind the defence but his shot hit the side netting.

71' Ethiopia are pushing forward in an attempt to get the equaliser.

64' Another brilliant move by Bekele to feed Hottesa in the box but he misses the target.

58' Bekele has a chance from close range but El Shennawi saves it easily.

54' Mostafa Mohamed was sent clear on target but he was brought down but the keeper. The referee shows play on amid claims for a penalty from the Egyptian players !

50' Another attempt by Fathi that is saved by the keeper.

48' Mostafa Fathi skips past his marker but gave away the ball.

46' Second half is underway

45' Halftime

44' Corner to Egypt. Abdel-Moneim's attempt is saved by the keeper. 

37' Mostafa Fathi collects a rebound and slots home from close range.


35' Mostafa Mohamed powers a header but the keeper makes another save to keep his clean sheet.

29' Ethiopia are sitting back on defence and Vitoria's men can't break through.

24' Mostafa Fathi curls the ball from the right side but he misses the target.

22' WHAT A CHANCE FOR EGYPT ! Abdel-Moneim sends a powerful header after meeting a corner but the keeper makes a brilliant save to deny him.

18' Marmoush has a first attempt for Egypt but he blasts the ball wide.

17' Corner to Ethiopia. El Shennawi punches the danger clear.

10' Egypt are in control of the game but can't still create any chances.

3' Kenean has a first attempt on goal.

0' Match is underway

18:15 Players are warming up ahead of the game

17:45 With the exception of Salah and injured Trezeguet, Vitoria picked his strongest team.

15:30 Egypt coach Rui Vitoria emphasized the team's determination to secure victory in the final qualifier match, particularly since Ethiopia won the first leg 2-0. "Our goal is to assert our team's strength, implement our distinctive style, and prevent Ethiopia from setting the game's tempo. Our players are brimming with enthusiasm, and all we need to do is execute our plans and secure the win."

14:00 Egypt secured their place in the tournament after finishing at the top of Group D in the qualifiers with 12 points from five games, three points ahead of second-placed Guinea, who also qualified.
Ethiopia currently sit at the bottom of the group with four points.

12:00 Egypt will aim to avenge their 2-0 defeat by Ethiopia in Malawi last year in the 2023 AFCON qualifiers but this time without the influential Mohamed Salah.

Venue: Air Defence Stadium (Cairo)

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Check Head-to-head record here 

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