By Beng Emmanuel
Host Egypt came from behind twice to beat Ghana’s Black Meteors 3-2 at the Cairo International Stadium after a spectacular second half display.
The Pharoahs become the first nation to book a spot for the semi final.
Terrible goalkeeping from Ghana’s
Kwame Baah as enabled Egypt complete a remarkable comeback from 2-1 down to beat Black Meteors 3-2.
Egypt trailed as early as the 6th minute when Yaw Yeboah gave the debutants the opener.
Their lead was short-lived as Mostafa Mohammed leveled from a 17th minute goal to give Egypt hope.
Ghana gathered momentum and regained control of the game when Samuel Gyabaa netted in barely a minute after the break.
Egypt were almost undone but responded with Ramadan Sobhi’s 82nd minute equalizer before Ahmed Yasser scored a late goal ( 88th minute) to put the host in front for the first time in the game and sealed a much cherished win.
Egypt regain group A leadership with two consecutive group wins.
They face second placed Cameroon on Thursday in their last group game.
Ramadan Sobhi was named man of the match.
Group A Classification
1- Egypte 🇪🇬 6 pts (+2)
2- Cameroun 🇨🇲 4 pts (1)
3- Ghana 🇬🇭 1 pt (-1)
4- Mali 🇲🇱 0 pt (-2)
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