Despite being much more lowly ranked and away from home Zimbabwe’s well drilled defence was able to frustrate the hosts Egypt for much of the first half. Even the racaus crowd could not help the much feared Mohamed Salah.

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After being denied for so long mainly by keeper Sibanda’s well timed saves, Egypt scored in the 42nd minute. It was a moment of brilliance from Mahmoud Ahmed Ibrahim Hassan that broke the deadlock.

It was the sole goal from Trezeguet as he is commonly known that separated the two teams in the end. Zimbabwe’s next match is against Uganda on Wednesday. The match starts at 19:00 hours.

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