AFCON: Egypt edge Morocco to set date with host Cameroon

by | Jan 30, 2022 | African News, Football Africa, Sport News | 0 comments

Egypt has progressed to the African Cup of Nations semifinals after edging Morocco 2-1 to set a date with host Cameroon in search of a record 8th AFCON title.

Mohamed Salah scored and made an assist as Egypt defeated their North African counterparts Morocco 2-1 in the Africa Cup of Nations quarter-final at the Stade Ahmadou Ahidjo, Yaoundé on Sunday. 

Sofiane Boufal scored the opener for Morrocco from the spot inside the opening seven minutes before Liverpool’s star man Mohamed Salah drew parity in the 53rd minute.

The Pharaoh of Egypt took the lead through Aston Villa’s attacker Mahmoud Ahmed Ibrahim Hassan during extra time. 

Morocco’s failure to take few of their chances suffered in the 10th minute of extra time as Salah darting past Aguerd down the right flank and laying on a perfect cross for Trezeguet to dispatch a simple finish with Bounou stricken.

Egypt will now face hosts in Cameroon in the last four on Thursday.

Meanwhile, hosts Cameroon overcome debutant the Gambia 2-0 in a quarter-final match played at the Japoma Stadium in Douala, Cameroon, on Saturday.

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