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Cup of Nations | Mar 31, 2013

U20 Afcon: Egypt, African champion!

Moutakilou MUMUNI -
U20 Afcon: Egypt, African champion!

The victory was long in the making. But Egypt won its fourth championship of Africa under 20 Saturday in Oran in Algeria.

It nevertheless took the session of the penalties to decide the winner of this game between the junior Pharaohs and the Black Satellites.

After 90 minutes of game, both teams were separated on a score of a goal everywhere. Saleh Gomaa had opened the scoring on a penalty kick for Egypt for Ofori restore the parity. At the end of overtime neither team could find a way.

In the first session of penalties, Rabia for Egypt and Atthama for Ghana to miss their shot (4-4). For the decisive kick, Anaba sends the ball over the bar. Ghale however scored his (final score 5-4). Egypt is on the roof of the continent.

Friday, Nigeria was awarded the third place in the competition.

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