A do or die situation faces El Gohary and his Pharaohs in their final preliminary
group game against Zambia's "Chipolopolo". A win should see Egypt through
to the quarter finals, while any other result leaves the door wide open.
Follow the live action here, including updates on the Tunisia v Senegal
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5': Mido takes an early
shot on goal when Hossam Hassan sets him up, but the shot goes above the
bar. Chilembe crosses in, but Fahim clears. Another cross in by Chilembe,
Emara heads out to a corner. A well taken free kick by Emara is headed
way high by Mido.
10': Mido is set on a solo
run by Emam, but is caught offside. Worry infront of goal, ends with a
Kampala shot. Radwan sends a long deep ball to Mido, but he tries to take
the shot first time, sending it out.
15': Mido looks shaky, unable
to control the ball well. Egypt cross in the box, but it goes to waste.
Egypt are trying to press on now.
20': Dennis Lota and Sakka
get caught up in a bad foul. Play has calmed down now. Dangerous ball for
Zambia, a bad Barakat pass is intercepted, and Lota crosses in to a Zambian.
but Hadary comes up with a big save. A Hazem cross in is cleared out. Zambia
are in control of midfield. Sinkala through passes to Lota who was
all alone with Hadary, but Hadary saves again.
25': Zambians still in control
of midfield. Emara advances, and instead of passing to Mido, he takes a
weak shot easily savede by Phirri. Another dangerous attack by Zambia,
but the shot is saved again by Hadary. An organised Egyptian attack is
wasted by Emam who tries to chip the ball above Phirri, but goes too wide.
Egypt doing nothing bu sending long balls.
30': Egypt's passing is very
bad. Dangerous chance for Egypt. Emam takes a good shot from the edge of
the box, Phirri saves out to a corner. More long balls from Egypt. Poor
coverage from Egypt, Zambians are controlling the ball in Egypt's final
35': Hazem Emam sends another
chip towards the Zambian goal, in Phirri's hands this time. Very good ball
from Ahmed Hassan to Barakat, but Phirri had his eyes on the ball. GOAAAAAAL
MIDO!!!!!....great pass tears the offside apart, and Mido rounds Phirri,
who pulls him down, but Mido gets up and taps into an empty net.
40': Egypt pressing still,
Yasser sends a cross in but it is cleared out. Egypt are almost cuaght
on the break with Fahim clearing before Chilembe, Sankala takes a shot
at Hadary who punches out to a corner.
45': Mido back passes to
Hadary, Lota alomst intercepts, but Hadary comes out to clear the ball.
Ahmed Hassan passes into Barakat, but a defender intercepts out to a corner.
Egypt trying to press, and calm down play at the same time. Ahmed Hassan
takes a shot on goal, but goes way wide. Both Ramzy and Mido looking tired
and are being treated outside the pitch. Kofi Kodjia whistels for halftime.
Egypt are trying to clinch
the game, but are giving up most of the midfield posession to Zambia, who
for the first time in the tournament, are looking quite organized on the
pitch. They had the better chances of the first half, but the Pharaohs
exploited their weak defence with Mido's well taken goal. Ramzy seems to
be out with a bruised knee, and will probably be subbed out in the second
- Senegal in green, Tunisia
-('1) quick start by Tunisia
and an immediate shot by Zabi
-('3) Tunisias second attempt
but Madhebis cross finds nobody
-Senegal play with some
new players, among them goalkeeper veteran Oumar Diallo, but the numbers
(black upon green) are impossible to read. It might help Senegal to keep
the necessary tension for this match.
-('13) Tunisia try play
a corner outside the penalty area to set up a volley from 20 meters but
it is directly on keeper Diallo who has some problems but saves
-('16) Madhebi falls in
the penalty area but the referee seems to have no doubt: no penalty
-Tunisia might seek free
kicks and penalties as they have been ineffective otherwise yet
-('18) it seems to be more
contact on the other side, but again the whistle remains silent.
-('22) a rare quick attack
by Senegal leads to a corner in what is now rather a midfield affair
-('24) great attack by Tunisia,
two players pass on by
their heel and set Madhebi free 16 meters to the
goal. But he fires across the bar, centimeters too high
-Senegal with very good
defensive work already in midflield where they attack the Tunisians with
their midfield chain already in their own half
Tunisia still with a
careful build up and formation
-('34) Madhebi is the most
dangerous man on the field. he breaks through again on the left makes a
very good low cross into the back of the defenders (means against their
run back) but Baya all free cannot score, his ball does not get through
a bunch of players between him and the goal
-('43) Mediocre free kick
execution by Sennegal
-The bumpy pitch is to
the disatvantage of the style of the combinating Tunisians
A decent performance by
Tunisia but no goal. Senegal with a lot of substitutes very solid but far
away from scoring. Both teams modern and well organised.
50': Ramzy starting, and
didn't get subbed off. Hilary tries to cross in, but Radwan covers. Tunisia
waste a penalty with Baya's shot being saved by Tony Sylva. Finally
Ramzy comes off for Tarek El Said. Radwan covering Lota well, preventing
him from taking a shot on goal. Barakat earns Egypt another corner.
55': El Sakka misses a dreadful
ball, but Fahim clears the ball infront of Lota. Ruckus in Egypt's box
ends with a goal kick luckily. Organised attack ends by Mido corssing into
Hossam, but Phirri comes off his line to grab the ball. A great pass form
Hazem to Tarek is intercepted, it would have been a one on one situation.
Zambia are starting to press on now.
60': Barakat and Emam's pressure
leads to a corner, but it goes to waste. El Sakka tries to through to Hossam
Hassan, but is caught offside. GOAAAAAAAAAL HAZEM EMAM!!..a pass by Emara
is deflected to Emam who once again rounds Phirri within inches and sends
the ball towards the net with Moses giving the ball an extra push into
65': Zambia pressing on and
manage to get a ball in the box, with Makasa heading at Hadary who punches
out. Zambia's defence is losing it when a Hossam Hassan cross in is fumbled
by Phirri and a defender, but Mido was too late getting to the ball. Dennis
Lota booked for a foul on Ahmed Hassan. Substitutions for Zambia harry
Milanzi IN/OUT Cosmos Banda, Charels Lota OUT/IN Gift Kampamba
70': Very dangerous ball
for Zambia with Lota all alone with Hadary, but the Egyptian keeper comes
up big once more and strips the ball from his feet but drops it, before
Radwan clears out, Hadary is on the floor, but gets up again after treatment.
Great corner by Egypt, Emara passes to Barakat who cuts into the box, but
his powerful shot bounces off Hossam Hassan's head.
75': Chilembe is booked for
a rough foul on Emam. Hazem sends a great pass to Barakat who makes his
way towards goal, but closes the angle on himself, shooting straight at
Phirri. Zambia crosses in, but Fahim clears out to a corner. Tarek El Said
is booked for arguing with the ref. GOAAL ZAMBIA, a shot by Tana is touched
by Kampamba, deflecting into Hadary's net.
80': Hossam Hassan wastes
an unbelievable chance, Emam all alone with the goal chooses to pass to
Hossam who's shot is saved by Phirri. Barakat takes a shot on goal, but
goes wide. Substitution for Egypt Ahmed Salah Hosny IN/OUT Hossam Hassan.
85': Zambia pressing on now,
Emam tries to take on two defenders, but sends another high shot. Lota
passes Fahim and crosses in, but luckily there was no one there to follow.
Final subbing for Zambia Chiswe Nsofoa IN/OUT Nomba Mombabma
90': Barakat is punched in
the face by Tana, but Koffi did not see the incident. Emam makes a good
run down the left, and earns a corner. Final subbing for Egypt, Wael Gomaa
IN/OUT Barakat. Phirri punches the corner out, but Emam sends another shot
above the cross bar. Fahim fouls Milanzi on the 30 yards off Egypt's box.....the
ball hits the wall, but falls back to Kampamba at the six yard box, but
Kampamba sends it out to a goal kick. Three minutes of injury time. Radwan
crosses in to Honsy, but the ball is cleared out. A long ball in the Egyptian
box is fumbled by Hadary, but the ball is swept away by El Sakka.
Kodji Koffi whistles for
the end of the game..Egypt are through to the quarter finals!..now they
must take on Cameroon's Indomitable Lions.
final score 2:1
match data as published
by CAF Online:
Referee: Coffi Dodjia
(BEN)Ass. Referees: Abdel Majid Jeddaoui (MOR), Matela Lazarus (RSA)
Egypt: Ahmed Hossam 35,
Hazem Imam 53
Zambia:- Gift Kampamba
Egypt: 16-Essaam El Hadary;
2-Amr Fahim, 3-Mohamed Omara, 5-Adbelzaher El Saqqa, 8-Yaser Radwan; 4-Hany
Ramzy (11-Tarek Said 49), 12-Mohamed Barakat, 14-Hazem Imam, 17-Ahmed Hassan;
9-Hossam Hassan (19-Ahmed Salah Hosni 81), 18-Ahmed Hossam
Zambia: 1-Davies Phiri;
2-Laughter Chilembe, 21-Hillary
Makasa, 4-Moses Sichone,
5-Elijah Tana; 15-Ian Bakala, 8-
Charles Lota (17-Gift
Kampamba 65), 13-Numba Mumamba (18-Nsofwa
Chaswe 84), 19-Andrew
Sinkala; 9-Cosmas Banda (11-Harry Milanzi
65), 10-Dennis Lota
Cautions: Egypt: 11-
Tarek Said (75)Zambia: 15- Bakala (59), 10- Lota (64), 2- Chilembe (72)
- A push in the back of
Madhebi and the referee says penalty
-('47) Diallo saves the
penalty, a low shot by Ben Achour that had been precise but not too sharp
-('50) Tunisia with a very
clever indirect low corner kick, Diallo makes a great save against the
first shot, Zabi hits the goalpost with the second attempt
-Diallo has a great day
on the line but has also shown some weaknesses outside his goal in the
-Tunisia play well and
-('52)('53) Senegal with
a couple of nice attacking attempts but the Tunisian defence well alerted
-('62) Senegal: A fine room
grasping counter attack but only a corner results from it
-('64) a typical scene for
the bumpy pitches: Senegals #8 A. Touré fires with full power but
a bounce on the pitch has just lifted the ball so that it goes high into
-('65) He gets replaced
by El Hadj Diouf
-('67) El Hadj Diouf with
a first run electrifies the crowd
-Question: Are Senegal
in a better physical shape than their opponents? In all three matches they
seemed to have gained momentum in the course of the second half. Tunisia
might as well be informed about the Egyptian lead and demotivated.
-('70) Senegal: Tunisian
defender Jaidi rescues on the line for his keeper as Camara has already
got behind El Ouaer and fires on the empty goal
-('72) Senegal: Diouf free
kick deflected for a corner
-('74) Senegal: another
miserable set play execution as a free kick is fired into a two men wall
(!) from good position
-Because of the number
of goals in the other match, Tunisia will need now to win by 2 goals, even
if Zambia equalises or wins
-('90) the match has lost
quality and Baya gets yellow for a last desperate diving attempt
final score 0:0
Senegal have qualified as
group leaders. Tunisia will head home without a goal scored.
Cameroon - Egypt
Senegal - DR Congo
match data as published
by CAF Online:
Referee: Domenico Messina
Ass. Referees: Vincent
Texier (FRA), Paulo Ribeiro (POR)
Senegal: 16-Omar Diallo,
2-Omar Daf, 4-Pape Malick Diop, 19-Pape Bouba Diop, 6-Aliou Cisse (9-Souleymane
Camara, 60), 20-Sylvain Ndiaye, 12-Moustapha Faye, 21-Habib Beye, 22-Makhtar
Ndiaye, 14-Moussa Ndiaye (15-Sadio Alassane Diao, 81), 8-Amara Traore (11-Elhadj
Ousseynou Diouf, 66).
Tunisia: 1-Chokri El
Ouaer, 4-Mounir Bouakdida, 6-Hatem Trabelsi, 15-Radhi Jaidi, 19-Emir Mkademi,
5-Mehdi Nafti (12-Raouf Bouazaine, 65), 3-Zoubier Baya, 13-Riadh Bouazizi,
18-Slim Benachour, 7-Imed
Mhedheb (20-Mourad Melki, 83), 9-Jamel Zabi (21-Bessam Daassii, 56).
Senegal: 19- Diop (36),
20- Ndiaye (46), 11- Diouf (89)
Tunisia: 13- Bouazizi
(70), 3- Baya (88)