WATCH: Goal of the Day By Mohamed Abdelmonem From EGYPT Against SUDAN in The #AFCON2021
Africa Cup of Nations, Group D, Stade Ahmadou Ahidjo: Egypt 1 (Abdelmonem 35’), Sudan 0.
Egypt eased into the knock-out stages of the Africa Cup of Nations courtesy of a 1-0 victory over a toothless Sudan in Yaoundé.
Mohamed Abdelmonem’s first half strike was enough to earn the Pharaohs their second victory of the tournament as he was left unmarked near the six-yard line and dipped to powerfully head home a corner.
Carlos Queiroz’s side dominated proceedings throughout, but were unable to put the game to bed thanks to some poor finishing and fine goalkeeping.
Sudan stopper Mohamed Mustafa, who came off injured at half-time, denied Abdalla El Said, while Amr Soleya should have done better with a 20-yard finish that he blazed over after the break.
That left the door open for Sudan to get an unlikely draw, but the closest they came was with a late deflected free-kick from Mohamed Abdelrahman which Mohamed El Shenawy fumbled to safety.