Egypt booked a place at the 2018 World Cup in Russia for the first time since their last appearance in 1990. Mohamed Salah scored in stoppage time, via a spot kick to seal a hard-fought 2-1 win over Congo.
The win moved the Pharaohs four points clear of Uganda in Group E, with one game to spare.
After a goalless first half, Liverpool forward, Salah, gave Egypt the lead in the second half, but Arnold Bouka broke the hearts of the home fans when he slotted home an equaliser for Congo with two minutes left to play. However, in stoppage time, Salah sent the home fans into delirium when he sealed the win with a well taken penalty kick
It’s Egypt’s third appearance at the world cup, as the seven-time first came when Italy hosted the event in 1934, with the second coming in 1990, when Italy hosted again. Egypt’s qualification came after Ghana were held to a goalless draw by Uganda in Kampala, ending the Black Stars’s world cup hopes.
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Up next for the Pharaohs is a trip to Ghana, where they face the Black Stars in a dead rubber tie, while Congo welcome Uganda.