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AFCON 2021Q: Comoros Hold Egypt In Moroni

AFCON 2021Q: Comoros Hold Egypt In Moroni

Egypt were held to their second successive draw of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying by new kids on the block hosts Comoros battled to 0-0 stalemate.

Ghana made it two wins out of two but were made to work hard to edge past Sao Tome e Principe 1-0.

After their 1-1 draw with Kenya on Thursday in their opening Group G encounter Egypt were made to work hard to hold on for another point on Monday in Comoros.

The Pharaohs began well with Mahmoud ‘Kahraba’ Abdel-Moneim firing a shot against the bar after nine minutes.

Two minutes later they had another good chance after the Comoros keeper was ruled to have picked up a back pass only for the resulting indirect freekick to be blocked and cleared by the hosts’ defence.

Both sides had their best opportunities to break the deadlock midway through the second haff.

Firstly Aston Villa’s Trezeguet was put through for a one-on-one with the keeper only to stab his effort wide of the post.

Minutes later Kassim M’Dahoma jinxed his way into the area and his shot was blocked a little fortuitously by keeper Mohamed El Shenawy’s shoulder as he dived to make the save.

The game was played in intensely hot conditions with the referee allowing official water breaks in both halves of the match.

The result means Comoros are now on four points from their two matches, after their win in Togo, while Egypt are on two.

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  • Pompei 2 years ago

    No more minnows in football. See COMMON Comoros standing toe to toe with Egypt. ORDINARY Sao Tome e Principe giving Ghana a run for their cheddah. Shows how well our boys did to get that 4-2 win in Maseru, in spite of the high altitude, jet lag, the tricky astro turf, and the home based crowd. Like play like play, if they don’t tighten their belts, Egypt may not make it to Afcon 2021!