Mohamed Salah did not score as defeated fellow qualifiers Guinea 3-1 Sunday in their practice match of AFCON 2019.
Pharaohs are being led by Marwan Mohsen in Alexandria. Later on, it was canceled by Sory Kaba midway through the second half. After the long unavailability of Ahmed Ali from the national squad, he is again recalled for AFCON 2019. He put forward Egypt again and Omer Gaber scored a late goal to ensure victory.
Egypt defeated Tanzania 1-0 at the same stadium, three days before and it is their 2nd victory in practice matches. For AFCON 2019 to be held on 21 July, Egypt, Democratic Republic of Congo, Uganda, and Zimbabwe are in Group A. They are hopeful to win the title.
A 2nd home loss has been faced by Morocco in a row as they are defeated by non-qualifiers Zambia by 3-2. Egypt is in the series of consecutive success.
Morocco is guided by the only coach to win AFCON with different countries, Frenchman Herve Renard. Morocco lost to the Gambia last Wednesday.
In 2012, Zambia was also led by the same coach and they repeated the achievement after 3 years against the Ivory Coast. Senegal got a 1-0 victory over Nigeria when Everton star Idrissa Gueye scored the first half goal, behind the closed doors in Ismailia.
In the first AFCON, Nigeria the 3 times champion and the former runner up Senegal are expected to go far to feature 24 teams up from 16 two years ago in Gabon. Andy Delort was late called-up in the thrilling victory by Algeria after the axing of Haris Belkebla for baring his backside online scored the winner. Before Delort netted nine minutes from time for Algeria, Mali was in front twice. The lone African title for Nigeria came at home 29 years ago. This warm-up match also took place behind closed doors for the preparation of the final that will commence on Friday between Egypt and Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe led at half-time through a Knox Mutizwa goal and Mbwana Samatta equalized for Tanzania in a 1-1 draw between the qualifiers in Cairo.
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