A determined Egyptian side walloped the Ghana Black Stars 2-0 in their 2018 World Cup qualifying Group E clash at the Alexandria’s Borg El-Arab Stadium on Sunday.

Goals from AS Roma winger Mohamed Salah and Abdallah El-Said gave Egypt a valuable 2-0 home win over Ghana to help the Pharaohs make a noteworthy pace in their bid to qualify for the World Cup for the first time since 1990.

The Group E leaders Egypt, who have not lost in any home World Cup qualifier since 2004, will take on Uganda in two home and away matches next year.

Egypt leads the group with six points, two clear of Uganda who defeated pointless Congo 1-0 on Saturday.

Ghana are third on in the group and their hopes of making a fourth successive World Cup appearance are hanging by a thread.

In the other group match, Uganda are now second in the group, two points behind Egypt, following their 1-0 win over Congo Brazzaville in Kampala on Saturday.

The Democratic Republic of Congo regained first place in Group A on goal difference from Tunisia after a 2-1 comeback victory over Guinea in Conakry.

Bolasie and Kebano goals in the 54th and 56th minutes destabilized the Guineans at home.

Only the top five group winners will represent Africa at the 2018 World Cup in Russia.


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