RELIVE: Sierra Leone v Egypt (2026 World Cup qualifiers)

Ahram Online , Sunday 19 Nov 2023

Ahram Online is providing a live coverage for Sunday’s match between Sierra Leone and Egypt in the 2nd round of the 2026 World Cup qualifiers

Nigeria s Kelechi Iheanacho, left, and Egypt s Omar Marmpush fight for the ball during the African Cup of Nations Group D soccer match between Egypt and Nigeria in Garoua, Cameroon, Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2022. AP


Sierra Leone 0-2 Egypt
Scorers: Trezeguet 18, 62



Sierra Leone: Ibrahim Sesay - Osman Kakay, Emmanuel Samadia, Mohamed Kabia, Abdul Jarju Kabia - Alusine Koroma, Augustus Kargbo, Tyrese Fornah - Mohamed Buya Turay, Alhassan Koroma, Sulaiman Kaikai

Egypt: Mohamed El-Shennawy – Mohamed Hani, Mohamed Abdel-Moneim, Ali Gabr, Mohamed Hamdi – Hamdi Fathi, Mohamed Elneny, Ahmed “Zizo” Sayed - Mahmoud 'Trezeguet' Hassan, Mohamed Salah, Mostafa Mohamed


Full time 

90+8 Abdul Kabia receives his marching orders after a second yellow card

95+5 El-Shennawi makes another save 

90+2 El-Shennawi saves a clear chance for Sierra Leone 

90' The referee adds 8 minutes of stoppage time  

85' Mohamed Sherif and Omar Kamal replace Mahmoud 'Trezeguet' Hassan and Mohamed Hani 

80' Another substitution for Egypt striker Mostafa Mohamed makes ways for Omar Marmoush 

79' Amadou Bakayoko and Sallieu Bah replace Mohamed Buya and Al-Hassan Koroma 

74' Trezeguet wastes a clear chance to add the third 

69' Double substitution for Egypt Mahmoud Hamada and Marwan Atteya replace Hamdi Fathi and Ahmed 'Zizo' Sayed  

65' Ibrahim Sillah and Alpha Conteh replace Augustus Kargbo and Alusine Koroma

62' Trezeguet adds the second as his deflected shot beats the keeper   

62' GOAAAAAL For Egypt 

58' Daniel Kanu replaces Sulaiman Kaikai 

56'  A free kick for Sierra Leone but El-Shennawi denies the shot easily 

54' Egypt's Hamdi Fathi receives a yellow card 

48' Yellow card for Sierra Leone defender Abdul Kabia

The second half is underway 

45+4 Halftime

45' Ref shows 4 minutes of injury time.

41' El Shennawy makes another save to deny Turay.

37' Red card for Fornah

32' Game is resumed

30' Water break.

29' WHAT A CHANCE for Sierra Leone ! Kaikai ghosts in the area but his close range shot is denied by the post.

27' Koroma falls in the area but the referee waves play on.

25' Long pass by Zizo to Mostafa but the keeper saves it before he could score.

18' Trezeguet scores the opener after intercepting a backheel pass from Mohamed.


15' Dangerous chance for Sierra Leone ! Turay intercepts the ball in the area but his shot is deflected by Gabr into the corner.

13' Cross by Kagbia but there is nobody in the box.

9' Powerful shot by Koroma but it goes over the bar.

5' Mostafa Mohamed has an attempt on target but it he misses the goal.

2' Corner for Sierra Leone but El Shennawy punches it clear.

0' Match is underway

17:00 Mo Salah is popular everywhere!

16:45 Vitoria made five changes to his lineup by introducing Hani, Abdel-Moneim, Hamdi, Fathi and Trezeguet.

16:00 Coach Rui Vitoria is expected to rotate his team after playing against Djibouti in Cairo three days ago. However he would have limited choices in midfield after dropping out Emam Ashour and Tarek Hamed for disciplinary reasons.

15:00 Egypt are determined to deliver outstanding performances throughout the qualifiers as they aim for a fourth World Cup appearance, while Sierra Leone is bidding for their first-ever qualification.

14:00 Egypt aim to claim their first-ever victory over Sierra Leone, as the two teams previously faced off in Group 7 of the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers. The Pharaohs were held to a 1-1 draw in the first game at home and suffered a 2-1 defeat in the second game of the group stage.

13:00 Ahead of tonight's game, Egypt's Portuguese coach Rui Vitoria acknowledged the challenges that lie ahead, stressing that there are no easy games in football.

12:00 After their impressive 6-0 victory over Djibouti in the campaign opener, Egypt are focused on delivering a convincing performance against Sierra Leone.
The Pharaohs currently lead Group A with three points after the first round, while Sierra Leone began their qualifying campaign with a goalless draw against Ethiopia. 

Venue: Samuel Kanyon Doe Stadium (Monrovia)

Referee: Jean Ndala

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