Egypt Snatch Late Winner To Eliminate Onyango's Uganda

Jan 24, 2017, 00:18
Egypt Snatch Late Winner To Eliminate Onyango's Uganda

"In tournaments you play for the points".

"In the first half we played good football and in the second half we played mature football".

A strong Black Stars defence held strong to stop all Malian efforts, while a 21st minute moment of brilliance from Gyan handed the Ghanaians the lead and victory thanks to a wonderful header from Jordan Ayew's sublime cross.

The pitch in Port-Gentil is in a bad condition and Grant said: "We want to qualify and we want to play on a good pitch".

Egypt took a huge step towards advancing out of the group stage after a late victor from substitute Abdalla El Said allowed them to steal three points against Uganda in Port-Gentil.

Egypt now soar up to second place in Group D on three points as Uganda becomes the first team eliminated from the tournament after two consecutive losses.

"My fitness level is not up to what I want and expect but, I try to do my best for the team".

Sissoko did well to save a Jordan Ayew cross-cum-shot that bounced awkwardly in front of him and Mali then came out with greater goal after the break. The Pharaohs drew the first match 0-0 against Mali.

Despite that, they could not find an equalising goal, with Moussa Marega heading straight at Razak Brimah from a Bakary Sako cross and defender Salif Coulibaly hooking a shot just wide after Ghana had struggled to clear their lines.

Junior Kabananga set-up his Congolese teammate Neeskens Kebano in the 10th minute, and the player's low shot beat Ivory Coast goalkeeper Sylvain Gbohouo.

He explained that, it was not part of their plans to play poor in the second half, but the physical nature of the Malians, coupled with their ability to execute their counter attack approach affected their game plan.

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