AFCON 2019: Egypt qualifies for the round of 16

By Clive Kyazze

Egypt became the second country to qualify for the round of 16 at the 2019 Total Africa Cup of Nations following their 2-0 win over DR Congo on Wednesday evening at Cairo International Stadium.

Egypt who now join Nigeria top Group A with six points after their 1-0 win over Zimbabwe in the opening game of the tournament on June 21st.

Nigeria defeated Guinea 1-0 through Kenneth Omeruo on Wednesday afternoon, this followed their win over Burundi with the same identical score., taking them top of Group B with six points.

Ahmed El Mohamady gave Egypt the lead after just 25 minutes when he shot home with his right off a corner.

Egypt were all over the Congolese who struggled to contain themselves Infront of the intimidating 70,000 crowd all cheering the hosts.

The man every Egyptian wants to see shining in national colors like he does for his club Liverpool finally came to the party.

Mohammad Salah picked possession from Mahmoud Trezeguet, and despite being round by three Congolese defenders he still found space to find the back of the net with a powerful left shot. 2-0 Egypt left with three minutes to the break.

Egypt will now play Uganda on June 30th in their last game of the group without any pressure, but the latter will need at least a point to seal their qualification.

At the same time, Zimbabwe will take on Congo, a win for the former a defeat for Uganda might complicate matters.

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