Egypt’s second African Cup of Nations (AFCON) match against the Democratic Republic of Congo saw the Pharaohs win 2-0.
Barely 25 minutes into the game, Ahmed Elmohamady scored a first goal, with football star Mohamed Salah adding a second goal two minutes before half-time.
Egypt’s victory means the Pharaohs have made it into the round of 16. Zimbabwe and Uganda, the other teams in Egypt’s group, ended their match with a draw, leaving Egypt at the top of the group with six points.
On Friday, Egypt won its first match in AFCON against Zimbabwe 1 – 0 after a goal scored by Mahmoud Trezeguet.
Egypt was granted the hosting rights of the 2019 African Cup of Nations after winning the majority of votes in early 2019, with only one vote for South Africa.
Egypt is in Group A with the Democratic Republic of Congo, Uganda and Zimbabwe.
The AFCON draw in full:
Group A: Egypt, Democratic Republic of Congo, Uganda, Zimbabwe
Group B: Nigeria, Guinea, Madagascar, Burundi
Group C: Senegal, Algeria, Kenya, Tanzania
Group D: Morocco, Ivory Coast, South Africa, Namibia
Group E: Tunisia, Mali, Mauritania, Angola
Group F: Cameroon, Ghana, Benin, Guinea-Bissau
*Cover photo credit: Egypt’s Ahmed El Mohamady (centre) celebrates scoring their first goal. Photograph: Mohamed Abd El Ghany/Reuters