Liverpool star Mohamed Salah arrange the equaliser for Egypt in a 2-1 win over Guinea on Wednesday that secured a spot on the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations finals. Serhou Guirassy put Guinea forward on 26 minutes within the central Moroccan metropolis of Marrakech and substitute Mahmoud Trezeguet levelled three minutes earlier than half-time off a Salah move. Former Aston Villa ahead Trezeguet turned creator after 79 minutes with a cross that Mostafa Mohamed slammed previous goalkeeper Ibrahima Kone within the Group D matchday 5 showdown.
An eventful night time for Turkey-based Trezeguet ended with an added-time yellow card after he refused to be stretchered from the pitch following an harm, preferring to limp off.
Salah displayed some beautiful touches as Egypt joined hosts the Ivory Coast, Algeria, Burkina Faso, Morocco, Senegal, South Africa and Tunisia on the African showpiece from January 13.
Among the many eight nations already assured of locations on the 24-team match, solely Burkina Faso haven’t lifted a trophy that symbolises African nationwide workforce supremacy.
It was a 3rd straight group victory of the file seven-time Cup of Nations winners after a shocking 2-0 loss to Ethiopia on matchday two final June that price coach Ehab Galal his job.
Defeat for Guinea leaves the second qualifying place from the group between them and Malawi, who play Ethiopia on Tuesday and the Guineans within the remaining spherical throughout September.
If Malawi win each matches they are going to end stage with Guinea on 9 factors and head-to-head data will decide who finishes runners-up.
– Gambia win thriller –
Gambia, who exceeded expectations as debutants by reaching the quarter-finals on the final Cup of Nations earlier than dropping to hosts Cameroon, edged South Sudan 3-2 in a Group G thriller.
South Sudan, who’ve by no means certified, equalised twice earlier than Denmark-based Gambian Hamza Barry scored the successful purpose six minutes into added time.
Rehan Angier conceded an personal purpose after solely 4 minutes within the Egyptian metropolis of Ismailia — a short lived house for the Sudanese as a result of they don’t have an international-standard stadium.
Valentino Yuel levelled halfway by the opening half in 31 Celsius (86 Fahrenheit) warmth and there have been no additional targets earlier than half-time.
Ablie Jallow put Gambia forward a second time midway by the second half and in added time, Peter Chol equalised earlier than Barry grew to become the hero of Gambia by firing a rebound into the web.
Guinea-Bissau struggled to beat minnows Sao Tome e Principe 1-0 by a Fifty fifth-minute Zinho Gano purpose, however the three factors lifted them above Nigeria to first place in Group A.
Sao Tome are one other nation missing an international-standard stadium and conceded house benefit with the match staged in Bissau.
After conceding 10 targets to Nigeria and 5 to Guinea-Bissau in earlier qualifiers, Sao Tome did higher than anticipated in a match that produced 20 purpose makes an attempt, however solely three on the right track.
Nigeria play Sierra Leone on Sunday and a draw for the Tremendous Eagles will suffice to clinch qualification for them and Guinea-Bissau.
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