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RELIVE: Egypt vs Ghana – 2018 World Cup qualifying


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KingFut covers all the action as Egypt host Ghana in a must-win 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier at the Borg El Arab stadium.

After drawing their first match at home against Uganda, Ghana will be desperate to secure a positive result away to Egypt on Sunday evening.

Nevertheless, the Pharaohs will have the support of a packed Borg El Arab stadium, as they aim to qualify for their first World Cup finals since 1990.

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Black Stars talisman Gyan Asamoah will miss the clash through injury, but manager Avram Grant still has a wide array of attacking options at his disposal, including West Ham attacker Andre Ayew.

The hosts also lost a prominent attacking option in Ahmed Hassan ‘Koka’, who withdrew  days before the match.

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You can check out our detalied preview of the match here.

Egypt XI: Essam El-Hadary; Ahmed Fathi, Ali Gabr, Ahmed Hegazy, Mohamed Abdel-Shafy; Tarek Hamed, Mohamed Elneny, Abdallah El-Said, Mahmoud Trezeguet, Mohamed Salah; Bassem Morsy.

Ghana XI: Razak Brimah, Harrison Afful, Jonathan Mensah, Daniel Amartey, Baba Rahman; Thomas Partey, Wakaso Mubarak, Emmanuel Badu, Christian Atsu; Jordan Ayew, Andre Ayew.

0′: We’re underway at Borg El-Arab Stadium.

3′: Corner to Ghana, but it’s cleared out by Essam El-Hadary.

4′: A long range shot from Mubarak Wakaso, but it’s straight at El-Hadary.

10′: Egypt 0-0 Ghana.

12′: Corner to Egypt. Razak Brimah catches the ball.

15′: Ghana are applying the pressure without creating any clear-cut chances.

19′: Foul to Ghana in a very dangerous spot. El-Haday deals well with the shot.

23′: The visitors looking dangerous every time they have the ball.

24′: Shot from Jordan Ayew, but it goes wide.

25′: SO CLOSE! Abdallah El-Said finds Salah, whose shot saved by Brimah.

31′: Free-kick to Egypt. El-Said sends the ball wide.

35′: Egypt 0-0 Ghana.

38′: Dangerous chance for Ghana, but Fathi defends well against Atsu.

41′: Penalty to Egypt. Trezeguet wins a penalty after being tackled inside the box.


45′: Three minutes added on.

HT: Egypt 1-0 Ghana. Salah converted the penalty Trezeguet had won to give Egypt the lead.

46′: SUB: Ramadan Sobhi replaces Bassem Morsi.

46′: Second half is underway. Egypt 1-0 Ghana.

48′: Free-kick to Ghana, but it goes wide.

52′: SO CLOSE !! Badu’s header goes inches wide of El-Hadary’s goal.

54′: A shot from Ramadan Sobhi, but it’s straight at Ghana’s goalkeeper.

59′: Egypt wins a free-kick after a great run by Trezeguet.

60′: Egypt 1-0 Ghana.

63′: Brilliant save from El-Hadary to deny Christian Atsu from scoring his side’s first goal.

70′: Cross from Salah, but the visitors clear the ball. Still 1-0 to Egypt.

73′: Free-kick to Ghana from a dangerous spot, but Abdel-Shafy clears the ball.

75′: Yellow card to Harrison Afful for a foul against Ramadan Sobhi.

80′: Ghana are applying more pressure now. Egypt 1-0 Ghana.

84′: Yellow card for Badu.


85′: Salah passes the ball to Abdallah, who slots it past Brimah.

90′: Three minutes added on.

FT: Egypt 2-0 Ghana.

Egypt claim important 3 points to return on the top of their World Cup qualifying group. Stay tuned for our match report.


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  1. fujimoris

    November 13, 2016 at 4:56 PM

    the ghana line up looks more like it.time to stake a ciaim in the stars line up agyeman badu,partey and amartey,egyept best in this match will be a draw

    • Hazem Alex

      November 13, 2016 at 8:18 PM

      2:0 for the Pharaohs…..Good luck next time.

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