AFCON Player of the Day: Mahmoud Kahraba

Egypt youngster seals Pharaohs' passage to African Cup of Nations semi-final.

Sport360 staff
by Sport360 staff
30th January 2017

article:30th January 2017

Despite being the most successful team in the history of the African Cup of Nations, Egypt came into the 2017 edition of the tournament under considerable pressure, having failed to qualify for the previous three editions. Thanks to Mahmoud Kahraba, The Pharaohs are into the semi-final.

Kahraba, on as a substitute, hooked home an 87th-minute winner in a dramatic finish to Egypt’s quarter-final match against Morocco. The 22-year-old ensured Egypt secured their first win over Morocco in 31 years, setting up a semi-final clash against Burkina Faso on Wednesday. Egypt will now surely fancy their chances of reaching the final.


In the day’s other game, the Ayew brothers starred for Ghana as they edged past the Democratic Republic of Congo to reach the last four. Jordan Ayew opened the scoring in the second half, and after Congo found an equalizer, Andre Ayew put Ghana up for good with a calmly-taken penalty.

Ghana will play Cameroon in the other semi-final.


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