Egypt 3-2 Ghana | U23 AFCON 2019 | Match review
Ramadan Sobhi scored and provided an assist in Egypt’s 3-2 fightback against Ghana at Cairo Stadium on Monday to secure their qualification to the U23 Africa Cup of Nations semi-final.
Ghana stunned Egypt in just the sixth minute when captain Yaw Yeboah prod home the opener from close range.
The lead lasted until the 17th-minute mark as Egypt equalised through striker Moustafa who headed home Ahmed Mohamed’s fine cross.
Ghana were back on top, a minute into the second half, this time through Samuel Obeng who capitalised on a weak back pass from Egypt centre-back Mohamed Abdelsalam to round the goalkeeper and put the ball into the back of the net.
Egypt appeared to have drawn level in the 55th minute but Sobhi’s rebound header was ruled out for offside.
They finally drew level on 82 minutes when Sobhi reacted quickly to slot home a rebound after poor goalkeeping from Kwame Baah.
The host continued to pile on the pressure and they deservedly fetched a deserved winner through Rayyan who rose high to head home from a Sobhi corner in the 88th minute.
Ghana tried to stage a last-minute fight-back but Egypt defended very well to claim three points and qualify for the last four.