Pharaohs tame Warriors in opener

Trezeguet of Egypt (l) celebrates goal  during the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations Finals football match between Egypt and Zimbabwe at the Cairo International Stadium, Cairo, Egypt on 21 June 2019 ©BackpagePix

Mahmoud Hassan ‘Trezeguet’s beauty of a goal in the 41st minute proved to be the difference as Egypt kicked off their Total Africa Cup of Nations Egypt 2019 campaign on a winning note with a 1-0 victory over Zimbabwe at a fully packed Cairo International Stadium on Friday night.

Roared on by their enthusiastic home fans who came to the stadium in full voice and full color, the Pharaohs should have won by a bigger margin had they been more clinical with the chances that came their way especially in the opening 45 minutes of the Group A clash.

But, they ensured the most important bit of the night, the three points, remained within their guard as they started off their journey for a record-stretching eighth African crown in a positive way. Continue reading …

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