Egypt trashed Togo 3-0 | Match Video Review
Ahmed El-Sheikh marked his debut with a goal and Mahmoud Kahraba and Mohamed Elneny were also on target as Egypt strolled to a 3-0 friendly win over Togo on Tuesday in their first match since finishing as runners-up at the African Nations Cup last month.
All goals were scored in the second half as Egypt put in a commanding display at Alexandria’s Borg El-Arab Stadium, with coach Hector Cuper injecting fresh blood to boost a promising side that lost 2-1 to Cameroon in the Nations Cup final in Gabon.
Among the new faces introduced by the Argentinean were Danish-born attacking midfielder Alexander Jakobsen, Maqassa’s on-loan playmaker El-Sheikh and Ismaily defender Amr Tarek.
The Pharaohs’ next competitive game will be against Tunisia in June in their opening Group J clash of the 2019 Nations Cup qualifiers. The group also includes Niger and Swaziland.
Canceled goal for Ramadan Sobhi
Egypt handed a debut to Jakobsen, also known in Egypt as Amir Adel, and he showed flashes of his talent in the first half before making way for Ahly-bound playmaker El-Sheikh after the break.
Interview after the match: