Abdallah El Said winner in the last-minute gave the Pharaohs of Egypt a 1-0 victory over Uganda in African Nations Cup Group D on Saturday.
An 89th minute assist from Mohamed Salah proved crucial for a place in the quarter-finals.
Egypt victory not only eliminated the East Africans from the competition but also moved them into second place in the group.
El-Said was set up by Mohamed Salah just when it seemed the Egyptians were going to be held to a second successive draw, blasting through the legs of the Uganda goalkeeper Denis Onyango.
Uganda, without a point, cannot go through to the next round with one game still to play.
Earlier on Saturday, Ghana beat Mali 1-0 to secure a quarter-final berth.