Thursday, March 25, 2021
Follow-up – Muhammad Mustafa:
The Egyptian national team qualified for the African Nations Cup with a draw against Kenya with one goal for each team in the fifth round of Group G of African Nations Qualifiers in Cameroon, January 2022.
The Egyptian team advanced in the second minute through Mohamed Magdy Afsha, while Kenya tied through Abdullah Hassan in the 65th minute.
The Egyptian team raised its score to 9 points, at the top of the group, the same as the Comoros Islands, but the goal difference is in favor of the Pharaohs.
Meanwhile, Kenya left the qualifiers after their score stopped at 4 points, and Togo are bottom of the group with two points.
The Egyptian team will meet Comoros next Monday, in Cairo, in the final round of the group, which decides the group’s leaders.
Hossam Al-Badri, the coach of the national team, began with the following formation: Mohamed El-Shennawy, Mohamed Hani, Mahmoud Hamdi Al-Wansh, Ahmed Hegazy, Ahmed Ayman Mansour, Tariq Hamed, Hamdi Fathi, Mohamed Salah, Mohamed Magdy Afsha, Mahmoud Hassan Trezigia, and Mustafa Mohamed.
This is the first match for Mohamed Salah within the ranks of the national team under the leadership of Hossam Al-Badri, after the Egyptian star missed 6 matches Al-Badri fought with the Pharaohs since he assumed responsibility, including 4 official matches and two friendly matches.
In the second minute, the Egyptian national team advanced early after a cross from Mohamed Hani, which was passed by Mostafa Mohamed between his feet; To reach Afsha, who received the ball on the borders of the 6-yard area, to hit the net, recording the progress of the Egyptian team.
In the eighth minute, the first dangerous opportunity for Kenya came through Olonga, but a weak shot was stopped by El-Shenawi.
In the 14th minute, the Kenyan team executed a dangerous cross, around which Olunga turned, but passed by the post shortly, in a new dangerous opportunity for the owners of the land.
Kenya continued its pressure amid a decline with the stars of the Pharaohs.
Trezegia appeared in the 18th minute. To overtake the defense, before a Kenyan defender dropped him inside the penalty area, but the referee did not consider it and ordered a corner play.
The referee canceled a goal for Kenya by the player Juma after touching the ball with his hand before he scored it in the net; To continue the progress of the Egyptian team.
The pressure and control of the Kenyan national team continued, until the referee blew the whistle at the end of the first half.
At the start of the second half, El-Shennawi confronted a dangerous ball for the Kenya striker, before Salah passed a wonderful goal to Mustafa Mohamed in the 50th minute, saved by the goalkeeper To bounce to Afsha, who passed it to Salah, but his correction passed over the bar.
Al-Shenawi fell, then Hamdi Fathi fell injured, but they continued the match normally.
Kenyas Abdullah Hassan almost equalized with a superb header that went over the bar.
Al-Badri made two substitutions by descending Muhammad Sharif instead of Trezigia, and Amr Al-Sulayyah instead of Tariq Hamed. To get Al Sulayyah to get the badge.
Kenyas Abdullah Hassan scored a draw in the 65th minute, after confusion inside the penalty area.
The Kenya coach then substituted the “ZFC” player Cliff, instead of Abdullah Hassan.
Then Hamdi Fathy was injured. To come out and replace Omar Jaber in the third substitutions of the national team.
The referee declared a yellow card to Kenyan defender “Omura” after hitting Mustafa Mohamed without a ball.
Two minutes before the end, Al-Badri made the last two switches by going down Hossam Hassan and Muhammad Farouk, instead of Muhammad Magdi Afsha and Mustafa Muhammad.
The last minutes continued until the referee blew the whistle at the end of the match with a positive tie for each team.