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AFCON 2017 – Egypt vs Tanzania Live Commentary

Egypt - Tanzania Live Commentary

Héctor Cúper faces his first real test as manager, as his team take on in the first match of their qualifying campaign, and King Fut is covering the live action.

Egypt were drawn into Group G, alongside , , and Tanzania. The Pharaohs will be aiming to finish in first place to clinch qualification. However, their task will be made difficult by the highly-rated Nigeria, ranked 43rd worldwide by FIFA, twelve places above Egypt. The Super Eagles got off to a strong start at home to ; goals from Salami and Ighalo gave the 10-man hosts a straightforward win.

Live Commentary

FT: Egypt 3-0 Tanzania. The Pharaohs powered their way to an ultimately comfortable win. Stay tuned for the match report and post-match reactions.

90′: 2 minutes of added time…

83′: Mostafa Fathi replaces Salah. The Fiorentina man netted two assists and a goal tonight.

77′: It took time, but the floodgates opened after the deadlock was broken. The hosts are cruising now.


70′: GOAL, GOAL, GOAL! Mohamed Salah scores his side’s third to virtually seal the points for his side.

65′: A rapid counterattack exchange between Mekki. Salah and Morsi leads to the latter heading his side into a 2-0 lead. Assist #2 for Salah tonight.


61′: Salah’s inswinging cross from the corner was emphatically headed home by the big centre-back.


59′: Salah pickpockets Joshu, but his cross is deflected for a corner. The corner is then wasted.

57′: Kahraba’s shot is high and wide. Bassem Morsi replaces El-Gabbas.

55′: Subdued start to the second half by both sides.

48′: Emam crosses, but no one is in the area and Munish claims the ball.

46′: We’re back underway at the Borg El-Arab stadium. Egypt 0-0 Tanzania.

HT: Egypt 0-0 Tanzania. The hosts have dominated, but their final ball is lacking.

45+1′: Salah’s free-kick almost creeps in, but Munish saves. He also saves from the resulting corner.

45′: Kahraba’s tame shot is easily gathered after a good move.

42′: Tanzania striker Kiemba almost scores a wonder goal, but the ball is just beyond Shennawy’s post.

36′: Munish is again receiving treatment, and El-Gabbas is not happy.

33′: The tempo of the match has decreased, as Egypt struggle to break through the Tanzanian defence.

27′: Tanzania shot-stopper Deogratias Munish has twice received treatment for knocks so far.

26′: Mekki heads home, but the goal is disallowed for a foul on the goalkeeper.

24′: Mekki’s shot is saved and Kahraba misses from point blank range!


18′: Big chance! Salah receives the ball inside the area but his shot is blocked.

16′: Salah is penalised for a small push when trying to turn and create space for himself.

11′: The delivery is poor and the visitors clear.

10′: Kahraba is fouled in an advanced position and Egypt have a dangerous free-kick…

9′: Egypt are retaining possession well, and Salah has a shot blocked.

6′: Tanzania are flying in with challenges as Egypt continue to press.

3′: Really strong start from Egypt; Hegazy heads in but is ruled offside.


Egypt XI – Ahmed El Shennawi; Hazem, Ramy Rabia, Ahmed Hegazy, Mohamed Abdel-Shafy; Ibrahim Salah, Mohamed El-Nenny, Mohamed Salah; Kahraba, El-Gabbas, Ahmed Hassan Mekki

Egypt Subs – Ali Lotfi, Ahmed Fathi, Saad Samir, Saleh Gomaa, Ramadan, Mostafa Fathy, Morsi

Kick-off is scheduled at 7:00 p.m. Egypt local time, and we’ll bring you all the updates and live action starting at 6 p.m.

Egypt’s squad was announced by Cúper earlier this month, and four players – including Hull City’s Elmohamady – were cut this week for various reasons.


Latest articles from the KingFut Team, covering Egyptian football in English from the National Teams to the Pharaohs Abroad.



  1. Richard

    June 15, 2015 at 6:53 AM

    I’ mean Egypt always in good formed. But Tanzania also tryed they best. We will see in rerun to Tanzania ground

  2. Joseph

    June 15, 2015 at 11:14 AM

    Egypt need to think twice towards their yesterday’s victory against Tanzania.This time be prepared to surrender a return leg by 2-0 in Dar es salaam.

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