MATCH CENTRE

WED 15 OCTOBER 2014, 19:00, CAIRO

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Zebras put to the sword by the Pharaohs

by Staff Reporter

Wed October 15, 21:51

Botswana found themselves on the end of a 2-0 defeat to Egypt for the second time this week after their AFCON 2015 Group G qualifier at the Cairo Stadium on Wednesday night.

The first half was dominated by Egypt, with Shawky Gharib’s side enjoying all of the play but without reward as they misfired up front.

It took until the 15th minute before a shot on goal was registered, with Botswana goalkeeper Kabelo Dambe keeping out Walid Soliman’s effort.

Amr Gamal was then guilty of missing two decent chances before Dambe denied Chelsea winger Mohamed Salah with a fantastic one-handed save while Saad Samir sent a header over the bar a minute before half time.

However, Gamal was to make amends seven minutes into the second stanza when he was played in on goal by Mohamed Elneny, the striker doing well to pick out the bottom corner of the net from 18-yards out.

More opportunities were to arrive soon after the goal, but Gamal was stopped by Dambe while Salah saw his shot hitting the bar.

The second goal came in the 72nd minute when Salah raced onto a long ball before beating Dambe with a low shot at the near post.

It was almost 3-0 on 75 minutes when Boitumelo Mafoko came close to putting Salah’s cross into his own goal.

The score-line stayed unchanged until the end of the game, despite Egypt having had several excellent chances to increase their goals-for tally.

Egypt ended the evening with six points from four matches, while the Zebras are yet to open their account in the 2015 AFCON qualifiers.

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Defender
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0
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0
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0
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0
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0
Defender
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Defender
0
Defender
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Midfielder
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Defender
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Midfielder
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0
Midfielder
0
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Midfielder
0
0
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Midfielder
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Midfielder
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