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VIDEO: Kahraba sparkles as Egypt thrash Uganda to book berth at CAF U-23 Championship

Photo: ©Kawowo Sports / AMINAH BABIRYE

Photo: ©Kawowo Sports / AMINAH BABIRYE

Egypt sealed qualification to the African U-23 Championship after steamrolling Uganda 6-1 over two legs.

Mahmoud Adel-Moneim ‘Kahraba’ scored another brace as Hossam El-Badry’s Egypt saw off Uganda to book a berth at the CAF U-23 Championship in Senegal.

New Zamalek signing Mohamed Salem, who came off with an injury after scoring in the first leg a fortnight ago, returned to the starting eleven to partner Kahraba – who’s also on the verge of joining the Whites – in attack.


Uganda U-23 XI: Salim Jamal, Ibrahim Kiyemba, Brian Ochwo, Shafik Bakaki, Richard Kasagga, Deus Bukenya, Erisa Ssekisambu, Kizito Kezironi, Farouk Miya, Fahad Hassan Muhammed, Yunus Sentamu

Egypt U-23 XI: Mossad Awad; Ossama Ibrahim, Ragab Nabil, Mahmoud Hamdy, Mohamed Adel Gomaa; Rami Rabia (C), Mohamed Fathi, Mahmoud Trezeguet, Karim Walid; Mohamed Salem, Mahmoud Kahraba.

Trailing 4-0 from the first leg, Uganda’s hope to overturn the tables were dashed in the 11th minute when the visitors took the lead with Kahraba’s strike.

The 2013 U-20 African Youth Championship joint-top scorer completed his brace in the second half, thanks to an assist from Trezeguet.

Farouk Miya pulled one back to reduce the deficit 10 minutes before full-time, but it was only a consolation as Egypt held on to their 6-1 aggregate win.

Egypt now joins Algeria who were first to qualify, Tunisia, Zambia and hosts Senegal at the U-23 Championship.

The tournament’s top three finishers will automatically qualify for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Brazil.

Egypt’s U-23 squad made the quarter-finals at London 2012 with ex-Egypt international Hany Ramzy at the helm, its first trip to the Olympics in 20 years.

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

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