Egypt fought again twice to attract 2-2 with Ghana on the Africa Cup of Nations after a full of life second half in Abidjan.
Mohammed Kudus blasted in to place Ghana forward in first-half stoppage time, a minute after Pharaohs captain Mohamed Salah was compelled off by harm.
Omar Marmoush levelled however West Ham’s Kudus rapidly restored the Black Stars’ lead with a deflected effort.
Nonetheless, Mostafa Mohamed stabbed in to offer Egypt their second level and depart Ghana winless after two Group B video games.
There have been late probabilities at both finish to win it, with Ghana goalkeeper Richard Ofori saving Emam Ashour’s shot earlier than Pharaohs keeper Mohamed El Shenawy did not clear a nook which Iddrisu Baba couldn’t divert goalwards.
Chris Hughton’s Black Stars misplaced their opening recreation towards Cape Verde and the four-time continental champions are on the point of a second successive group-stage exit from the Afcon finals.
Cape Verde will safe high spot in Group B if the islanders beat Mozambique on Tuesday (14:00 GMT), with each Egypt and Ghana ready to search out out what they’ll require from the ultimate spherical of video games on Monday.
The 24-team format means three factors could also be sufficient to qualify as one in all 4 finest third-placed sides.
Salah compelled off earlier than Kudus involves get together
Salah had netted a 97th-minute penalty to salvage a 2-2 draw for Egypt towards Mozambique of their first outing, however the ahead was a peripheral determine towards Ghana earlier than sinking to the turf in frustration after which trudging off.
The harm might be a priority to each the North Africans, who have been runners-up on the 2021 Afcon, and Liverpool given the 31-year-old’s central position of their Premier League title problem.
Egypt coach coach Rui Vitoria stated: “We do not know but what’s the drawback. I hope it’s not a giant drawback. “Now, I do not know as a result of it’s early to see one thing. I believe it’s not harmful however let’s have a look at if Salah recovers.”
Moments later Kudus, who had missed Ghana’s opener by harm, offered the one spark in a primary half which was low on high quality.
The 23-year-old obtained the ball simply outdoors the penalty space D and confirmed fast ft to maneuver away from two defenders earlier than unleashing a left-footed effort which flew contained in the left-hand upright.
The second half was filled with incident and Mohamed Abdelmonem thought he had equalised six minutes after the break from Ahmed Hegazi’s header throughout objective, however the assistant’s flag went up for an offside within the build-up and the choice was confirmed by the video assistant referee.
Egypt, report seven-time Afcon winners, did degree within the 69th minute when Marmoush pounced on an errant backpass from Inaki Williams, rounded Ofori and slotted in from a slim angle.
However Ghana have been again in entrance simply 141 seconds later as Denis Odoi picked out Kudus within the space and his left-footed strike deflected off the shoulder of the unlucky Abdelmonem and into the underside left-hand nook.
The Black Stars may as soon as once more not maintain on to their lead, although, as Trezeguet robbed Osman Bukari and arrange Mohamed for a intelligent end by Ofori’s legs – and an consequence that left each side with work to do to of their ultimate group video games.
- 16El Shenawy Gomaa
- 4Abdel Wahed
- 24Mohamed Ahmed
- 12Hamdy Mahmoud Sharfedin
- 5Abdel Fattah
- 17ElnenySubstituted forTrézéguetat 68′minutes
- 10SalahSubstituted forAbdel Hameid Mohamed Abdallaat 45+2′minutes
- 22MarmoushSubstituted forGhallabat 90′minutes
- 3Gamal Eldemerdash
- 9Mohamed Mahgoub
- 18Abdel Hameid Mohamed Abdalla
- 20Hamada Awad
- 23Abou Gabal Ali
- 8AshimeruSubstituted forBabaat 62′minutes
- 21Abdul SamedBooked at 38minsSubstituted forOwusuat 89′minutes
- 19WilliamsSubstituted forBukariat 73′minutesSubstituted forPaintsilat 89′minutes
- 9J Ayew
- 10A Ayew
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Match ends, Egypt 2, Ghana 2.
Second Half ends, Egypt 2, Ghana 2.
Try missed. Iddrisu Baba (Ghana) header from the centre of the field misses to the suitable. Assisted by Jordan Ayew with a cross following a nook.
Nook, Ghana. Conceded by Ahmed Hegazy.
Try saved. Emam Ashour (Egypt) proper footed shot from the centre of the field is saved within the backside proper nook. Assisted by Marwan Attia.
Nook, Ghana. Conceded by Trézéguet.
Substitution, Egypt. Marwan Attia replaces Omar Marmoush.
Substitution, Ghana. Joseph Paintsil replaces Osman Bukari.
Substitution, Ghana. Elisha Owusu replaces Salis Abdul Samed.
Try missed. Omar Marmoush (Egypt) proper footed shot from outdoors the field misses to the left. Assisted by Mostafa Fathi.
Delay over. They’re able to proceed.
Delay in match due to an harm Emam Ashour (Egypt).
Foul by Omar Marmoush (Egypt).
Denis Odoi (Ghana) wins a free kick within the defensive half.
Try blocked. Trézéguet (Egypt) proper footed shot from outdoors the field is blocked.
Try blocked. Mostafa Mohamed (Egypt) proper footed shot from outdoors the field is blocked. Assisted by Omar Marmoush.
Omar Kamal (Egypt) wins a free kick on the suitable wing.
Foul by Iddrisu Baba (Ghana).
Mostafa Mohamed (Egypt) wins a free kick within the defensive half.
Foul by Iddrisu Baba (Ghana).