Video: Late Drama as Egypt Join Cape Verde In Knockout

Monday, January 22
•Guinea Bissau 0-1 Nigeria
•Equatorial Guinea 4-0 Ivory Coast
•Cape Verde 2-2 Egypt
•Mozambique 2-2 Ghana

Table

  1. Cape Verde 🇨🇻 – 7
  2. Egypt 🇪🇬 – 3
  3. Ghana 🇬🇭 – 2
  4. Mozambique 🇲🇿 – 2

In a thrilling encounter at the Stade Felix-Houphouet-Boigny in Abidjan, Cape Verde and Egypt showcased their prowess in a gripping 2-2 draw, securing their spots in the Round of 16 of the 2023 AFCON.

Ghana, in the other group game, surrendered a two-goal lead to concede two late goals against Mozambique, hence settling for third place.

The Blue Sharks initially took the lead in the 45th minute, setting the stage for what could have been a historic full haul of points in Group B.

However, Mahmoud Trezeguet leveled the score five minutes into the second half, displaying composure in the box with a tidy finish.

Just as the match seemed destined to end in a 1-1 draw, Mostafa Mohamed, in brilliant form, chested down a challenging ball and artfully lobbed it over the oncoming keeper, sending Egyptian supporters into a frenzy.

As former champions Egypt aimed to secure victory, Bryan Teixeira seized a moment of defensive vulnerability, firing the ball into the net in the dying minutes of stoppage time.

His dramatic equalizer not only salvaged a point for the Blue Sharks but also propelled them to the top of Group B. Egypt secured their place in the next round, following closely behind in the group standings.

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