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AFCON 2017 – Chad vs Egypt Live Commentary

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King Fut covers all the action as Egypt take on in the second of their qualification matches in Group G.

On Hector Cuper’s competitive debut as Egypt manager, the Pharaohs notched an easy home win against a sub-par Tanzania side in June. The second round of fixtures sees Egypt travel to Chad as they look to continue their winning start. As always, King Fut will be providing instant updates before, during and after the match.

Live Commentary

That’s all for me, but make sure to check out our match report (yes, it’s out already) and coverage of post-match comments on King Fut.

The result sees the Pharaohs top Group G, after two matches played. Nigeria sit in second with four points, while Tanzania are third with a single point. Chad prop up the table, after losing twice.

FT: Chad 1-5 Egypt.

89′: Kahraba is down after receiving a kick in the groin by Marius. Strangely, the number ten only receives a yellow card.

85′: Sloppy passing from both sides.

79′: Shennawy is alert to make an impressive save down to his right from a long-range effort. The cross from the corner is headed over.

75′: An uneventful ten minutes end with Trezeguet shooting tamely. Easy catch.

67′: Egypt are content to sit back and hit on the counter.

Sub: Morsi OFF, Momen ON.

62′: BASSEM GETS HIS HATTRICK! 1-5 to Egypt! Imperious header.

61′: Big chance to make it 1-5! Bassem Morsi is unable to get his effort on target.

57′: The Zamalek attacker pounced after the ball rebounded off the post, after Salah stepped out of his way.


53′: Kahraba goes with a backheel with the goal at his mercy, but it’s blocked!

SUB: Tawfik ON, Ibrahim Salah

52′: Ahmed Tawfik is getting ready to replace the injured Ibrahim Salah

SUB: Ramadan OFF, Trezeguet ON.

46′: The whistle blows for the start of the second half.

HT: Chad 1-3 Egypt. Explosive first half.

45′: CROSSBAR! Chad very unlucky not to score again!

40′: It must be said that the defending from both sides today has been poor, with Chad being particularly culpable.

40′: Comical defending led to Salah going one-on-one with the goalkeeper, and his finish was composed.


39′: Sobhy misses a sitter! That should’ve been 1-3.

38′: GOAL! Nadjim pulls one back!

37′: Shennawy is quick off his line to catch the ball. Aimless long balls by both sides.

33′: It’s Kahraba’s turn to shoot straight at the Chad stopper.

30′: Morsi is down yet again. The Zamalek  man has been fouled one several occasions while going for high balls.

25′: The forward strolled forward with the ball, and slotted it past the ‘keeper, cool as you like. Chad 0-2 Egypt.


23′: HUGE SAVE BY SHENNAWY, AGAIN! Chad are threatening on the counter.

20′: Salah thought he’d made it 0-2, but his goal was disallowing as Emam’s cross had gone over the line before swinging back in.

17′: Salah selfishly goes for goal, and his effort is saved easily.

16′: El-Nenny hits a powerful half-volley straight at the keeper. Neither side bossing possession.

15′: Kahraba’s attempted through ball is cut out easily.

11′: Morsi was down after an aerial clash, but the striker is back on his feet and play resumes.

8′: Brilliant start to the match by both sides. Chad win their third corner.

7′: Bassem is released down the left, but he lashes wildly at the ball and it’s in the stands.

5′: WHAT A SAVE! Shennawy dives to his right to keep the ball out! Corner to Chad.

2′: Kahraba’s cross is fumbled by the keeper to Bassem, who pokes the ball in goal.


0′: And we’re underway in Chad!

It’s 36°C in N’Djamena, the capital city of Chad. Not too different when compared to the current weather in Egypt.

In the meantime, you can read our full preview for the match here.

Kickoff at the Stade Omnisports Idriss Mahamat Ouya is just under one hour away.

Egypt XI vs Chad: El-Shennawy; Sherif Hazem, Rami Rabiaa, Ahmed Hegazy, Abdel-Shafy; Ibrahim Salah, Mohamed El-Nenny, Mahmoud ‘Kahraba’, Ramadan Sobhy, Mohamed Salah; Bassem Morsi

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