Egypt became the second African nation after Nigeria to qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup following a last-gasp 2-1 win against Congo-Brazzaville.
Liverpool star Mohamed Salah was the shinning light with a brace as the Pharaohs reached the finals for the first time in 27 years, in the process ending Ghana’s feint hopes of qualification.
Egypt were always seen as favourites to win this game, but the level of expectation seemed to get to the players as they battled to get going against the Diables Rouges, with the closest they came to a first-half opener being Ahmed Hegazi’s effort which was cleared off the line.
The hosts needed some magic, and it came in the shape of star man Salah. The winger capitlised on a poor clearing header, cutting in from the right and lobbing the ball over goalkeeper Barel Mouko.
They were not to be stopped, and in time added on Salah got his second from the penalty spot after Beranger Itoua had fouled Trezeget.
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