The Pharaohs of Egypt have beaten Uganda 2-0 to emerge winners of Group A at the ongoing African Cup of Nations, AFCON.
The Pharaohs, already qualified before the game guaranteed the group top spot in grand style, winning all three matches of their mini league campaign.
Superstar Mohamed Salah and skipper Ahmed Elmohamady scored in the opening half final 10 minutes to give Egypt victory that guaranteed the top spot for the hosts, who now await one of the qualified third teams (groups C, D or E) in the next round.
Meanwhile Uganda qualified for the round of 16, finishing the group in second place, one point more than DR Congo who defeated Zimbabwe 4-0. The Leopards will now wait to see if they can grab one of the four places for the third placed teams.
Egypt started the match on attacking note, and had the game’s first attempt from Mahmoud Hassan “Trezeguet” who tried to go through Uganda’s defence but couldn’t control the ball.
The tide turned to Uganda’s side from then on and Egypt’s goalkeeper Mohamed Elshenawy proved to be Egypt’s man to thank on several occasions. Emanuel Okwi’s shot was destined to give The Cranes the lead after 13 minutes but found the safe hands of Elshenawy, who once again saved The Pharaohs after 24 minutes.