JOHANNESBURG: Liverpool famous person Mohamed Salah arrange the equalizer for Egypt in a 2-1 win over Guinea on Wednesday that secured a spot on the 2023 Africa Cup of Countries finals. Serhou Guirassy put Guinea forward on 26 mins within the central Moroccan town of Marrakech and exchange Mahmoud Trezeguet leveled 3 mins prior to half-time off a Salah cross.
Former Aston Villa ahead Trezeguet grew to become author after 79 mins with a go that Mostafa Mohamed slammed previous goalkeeper Ibrahima Kone within the Crew D matchday 5 showdown. An eventful evening for Turkey-based Trezeguet ended with an added-time yellow card after he refused to be stretchered from the pitch following an harm, who prefer to limp off. Salah displayed some beautiful touches as Egypt joined hosts the Ivory Coast, Algeria, Burkina Faso, Morocco, Senegal, South Africa and Tunisia on the African showpiece from January 13.
A number of the 8 international locations already confident of puts on the 24-team event, handiest Burkina Faso have no longer lifted a trophy that symbolises African nationwide workforce supremacy. It was once a 3rd immediately crew victory of the document seven-time Cup of Countries winners after a surprising 2-0 loss to Ethiopia on matchday two ultimate June that price trainer Ehab Galal his activity. Defeat for Guinea leaves the second one qualifying position from the gang between them and Malawi, who play Ethiopia on Tuesday and the Guineans within the ultimate spherical right through September.
If Malawi win each suits they’re going to end stage with Guinea on 9 issues and head-to-head information will decide who finishes runners-up. Gambia win mystery Gambia, who exceeded expectancies as debutants by way of attaining the quarter-finals on the ultimate Cup of Countries prior to dropping to hosts Cameroon, edged South Sudan 3-2 in a Crew G mystery. South Sudan, who’ve by no means certified, equalised two times prior to Denmark-based Gambian Hamza Barry scored the profitable function six mins into added time.
Rehan Angier conceded an personal function after handiest 4 mins within the Egyptian town of Ismailia—a short lived house for the Sudanese as a result of they don’t have an international-standard stadium. Valentino Yuel levelled halfway throughout the opening half of in 31 Celsius (86 Fahrenheit) warmth and there have been no additional objectives prior to half-time. Ablie Jallow put Gambia forward a 2nd time midway thru the second one half of and in added time, Peter Chol equalised prior to Barry was the hero of Gambia by way of firing a rebound into the online. Guinea-Bissau struggled to conquer minnows Sao Tome e Principe 1-0 thru a Fifty fifth-minute Zinho Gano function, however the 3 issues lifted them above Nigeria to first position in Crew A.
Sao Tome are some other nation missing an international-standard stadium and conceded house merit with the fit staged in Bissau. After conceding 10 objectives to Nigeria and 5 to Guinea-Bissau in previous qualifiers, Sao Tome did higher than anticipated in a fit that produced 20 function makes an attempt, however handiest 3 on course. Nigeria play Sierra Leone on Sunday and a draw for the Tremendous Eagles will suffice to clinch qualification for them and Guinea-Bissau.- AFP