Egypt Beats Togo 3-1 and tops Group G | VIDEO

Egypt Beats Togo 3-1 and tops Group G | VIDEO

A much-changed Egypt side moved within touching distance of a place in the African Cup of Nations Cup after easing to a 3-1 away victory over Togo on Tuesday to complete the double over the West African country.

Although Togo threatened Egypt on several occasions, it was the Pharaohs who proved more clinical with first-half goals from Ahly playmaker Magdi Afsha and debutant Mohamed Sherif as well as a second-half strike from Aston Villa winger Mahmoud Trezeguet.

Elom Nya-Vedji scored a stoppage-time consolation for Togo, who are now out of contention for a place in the Cameroon finals in early 2022.

Egypt, who also beat Togo 1-0 at home on Saturday, moved level on top with surprise package Comoros on eight points each, five clear of third-placed Kenya. Togo are rooted to the bottom with a solitary point.

If record eight-time African champions Egypt avoid a defeat away to Kenya in March, they will seal progress to the Nations Cup with one match to spare in Group G.


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