News

Egypt Qualifies for African Cup of Nations for First Time Since 2010

Egypt Qualifies for African Cup of Nations for First Time Since 2010

Egypt's Mohamed Salah and Nigeria’s Victor Moses in action. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh
Egypt’s Mohamed Salah and Nigeria’s Victor Moses in action. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

Egypt’s national soccer team qualified for the 2017 African Cup of Nations after beating Tanzania 2-0 in Dar es Salaam on Saturday.

AS Roma winger Mohamed Salah scored twice against the Tanzanian team to secure Egypt’s win, while Essam El Hadary, once a key part of Egypt’s national team, made his first appearance since November 2014 to stand as goalkeeper in Saturday’s match.

“People can feel that we have a strong national team that will dominate Africa again,” Arsenal midfielder Mohamed El Neny said in a televised interview following the match.

Egypt’s victory marks its return to the African Cup after failing to qualify for the past three tournaments. The national team last competed for and won the Cup in 2010, marking its third consecutive and seventh overall win in the African Cup of Nations.

The 2017 African Cup of Nations is set to take place in Gabon from January 14 until February 5.

Egypt's Population Increases by One Million People in Six Months: CAPMAS
Shark Attack in Egypt's Red Sea Leaves 23-Year-Old With Amputated Leg

Subscribe to our newsletter


News

More in News

Gunmen Attack a Bus Carrying Christians Killing 26 and Injuring 24 in Menya Governorate

Egyptian StreetsMay 26, 2017

Head of Supreme Council for Media Approves the Ban Decision of the 21 News Websites

Egyptian StreetsMay 25, 2017

Mada Masr Publishes Content on Social Media Temporarily in Face of News Websites Ban

Egyptian StreetsMay 25, 2017

Egypt Pours €360 Million into Renewing Alexandria’s Tram Network

Egyptian StreetsMay 25, 2017

Egypt Bans 21 News Websites, Including Mada Masr, on Claims of ‘Supporting Terrorism’

Engy AdhamMay 24, 2017

Rights Lawyer Khaled Ali Released on Bail Pending Trial

Engy AdhamMay 24, 2017

Rights Lawyer and Former Presidential Candidate Khaled Ali Held Overnight Pending Investigations

Egyptian StreetsMay 23, 2017

Egyptian Authorities Demolish Ras Sudr Kiteloop Camp, Other Attractions For ‘Violating State Property’

Egyptian StreetsMay 23, 2017
Egyptian Streets is an independent, young, and grass roots news media organization aimed at providing readers with an alternate depiction of events that occur on Egyptian and Middle Eastern streets, and to establish an engaging social platform for readers to discover and discuss the various issues that impact the region.

© 2017 Egyptian Streets. All Rights Reserved.