Egypt vs Ghana final score, highlights as Salah suffers injury in 2-2 thriller

Egypt secured their second 2-2 draw at AFCON 2024 as The Pharaohs twice fought back to hold Ghana in Abidjan.

Another draw leaves Egypt on two points from two matches so far in Group B, but the major talking point at full time was a first half injury to captain Mo Salah.

Salah immediately indicated he needed to be withdrawn just before the break with Mohammed Kudus blasting Ghana in front just seconds later.

However, Salah’s teammates responded to the challenge after the restart, with the lively Omar Marmoush slotting home after a mistake by La Liga hotshot Inaki Williams.

That triggered a wild five minutes, as Kudus’ deflected strike put Ghana back in front, before striker Mostafa Mohamed poked Egypt back level on the night.

Egypt survived a a few scares late on, but attention will quickly turn to Salah’s recovery, ahead of facing group leaders Cape Verde on January 22.

MORE: The race for the Africa Cup of Nations Golden Boot

Egypt vs Ghana final score

  Final Result  Goal scorers
Egypt 2 Marmoush, Mohamed
Ghana 2 Kudus x2

Lineups:

Egypt (4-3-3): El Shenawy (GK) — Kamal, Hegazi, Abdelmonem, Hamdy — Elneny (Trezeguet, 68), Fathi, Ashour — Salah (Mostafa Fathi, 45+1), Mohamed, Marmoush (Ateya, 89).

Ghana (4-3-3): Ofori (GK) — Odoi,  Djiku, Salisu, Mensah — Kudus, Samed (Paintsil, 89),  Ashimeru (Babu, 65, Owusu, 89) — J. Ayew, Williams, Semenyo.

MORE: AFCON 2023 fixtures, results, schedule, group tables, bracket for Africa Cup of Nations in 2024

Egypt vs Ghana highlights, and commentary

FULL TIME: EGYPT 2 GHANA 2

An incredible second half in Abijan as Egypt pick up their second 2-2 draw of AFCON 2024!

Salah’s injury remains the major talking point, alongside a superb tournament bow for Kudus, but Group B remains wide open!

90+6 mins: A possible goal saving challenge from Hegazi at the death keeps Egypt level!

90 mins: Seven minutes added on — time for a winner?

89 mins: Marmoush’s eyes light up as he fires one wide from distance. Changes for Ghana as Joseph Paintsil and  Elisha Owusu come on for Ghana and Marmoush is replaced by Marwan Ateya.

82 mins: A cooling break has not dropped the intensity here with both sides pushing for a winner!

74 mins: EGYPT EQUALISE…….AGAIN!!!

WOWWWW!

What a game in Abidjan!

Trezeguet pounces on a loose touch from substitute Bukari and squares across the six yard line for Mostafa Mohamed to poke home!

*Watch in USA

*Watch in UK

71 mins: 2-1 GHANA! WHAT A RESPONSE!

AN INREDIBLE REACTION FROM GHANA! 

Denis Odoi gets forward down the right and cleverly slips Kudus into space inside the box and the Hammers midfielder sees his deflected strike fly past El Shenaway!

*Watch in USA

*Watch in UK

Osman Bukari is on for Williams.

69 mins: EQUALISER FOR EGYPT!!!

Inaki Williams plays a poor back pass under pressure to Ofori and Marmoush gambles on the mistake to slot home!

*Watch in USA

*Watch in UK

68 mins: Change for Egypt as former Aston Villa winger Trezeguet replaces Elneny!

65 mins: First change of the game for Ghana as Ashimeru is replaced by Idrissa Babu.

60 mins: BIG chance for Egypt as Marmoush wriggles away from two Ghana tackles and fires goal wards but Ofori does well to tip his effort over the bar!

58 mins: Ghana have looked really sharp since the restart but a Salah-less Egypt are still in the contest.

52 mins: Hegazi does brilliantly to steer a deep free kick back across goal and Mohamed Abdelmonem stabs home for Egypt…..but VAR back up the original offside call and Ghana stay in front!

50 mins: Early chance for Ghana as Kudus’ scuffed effort from a corner bounces just over the bar!

46 mins: BACK UNDERWAY IN ABIDJAN!

HT: EGYPT 0 GHANA 1

The two major talking points came in added time at the end of the first half with Salah forced off injured and Kudus rocketing Ghana into the lead!

45+3 mins: GHANA TAKE THE LEAD……A DOUBLE BLOW FOR EGYPT!

Just seconds after losing talisman Salah to injury, Egypt are behind, as Ghana bury the one real chance of the first half!

Kudus steps away from Elneny on the edge of the Egypt box and bullets a fine effort past El Shenawy!!

*Watch in USA

*Watch in UK

45+1 mins: SALAH IS OFF INJURED!!

A HUGE BLOW FOR EGYPT AS SALAH IS FORCED OFF INJURED!

The Liverpool star indicated a hamstring issue and Mostafa Fathi is on!

*Watch in USA

*Watch in UK

45 mins: Four minutes added on but the half time news could be a possible injury scare for Salah!

43 mins: Emam Ashour steers an effort at goal from the edge of the box, but it’s an easy take for Richard Ofori.

38 mins: First caution of the game as Samed barges over Marmoush.

33 mins: Water break called by the officials in a hot and humid Abidjan as Chris Hughton and Rui Vitoria take the chance to speak to their players.

30 mins: Marmoush wins a free kick for Egypt wide on the right after being pulled down by Salis Abdul Samed, but no booking for the Ghanaian. 

25 mins: Ayew does well to lead a Ghana counter attack but Egypt centre back Ahmed Hegazi does well to recover and deal with it for Egypt.

21 mins: Omar Marmoush goes down inside the Ghana box and Salah screams for a penalty…..but referee Pierre Ghislain Atcho says no!

15 mins: Free kick to Ghana, but Jordan Ayew’s delivery from out wide is headed behind for the game’s first corner. 

8 mins: Strong driving run from midfield by Majeed Ashimeru, but his clipped pass into Antoine Semenyo sees the Bournemouth striker flagged offside.

5 mins: Busy start from both sides with Kudus’ long range effort easily gathered in by Egypt goal keeper Mohamed El Shenawy.

KICKOFF: EGYPT VS GHANA!

10 mins to KO: All set in Abidjan!

20 mins to KO: A pre game reminder of the state of play in Group B after the first round of games. Egypt and Mozambique are tied on a point each, with Ghana bottom of the mini table, and Cape Verde are the surprise early leaders!

45 mins to KO: Main….Man….MO!

1 hour to KO: TEAM NEWS IS IN!

Three changes for Egypt as Omar Kamal, Emam Ashour and Omar Marmoush come in to start in Abidjan!

Ghana mirror that with three changes of their own on the night as Mohammed Kudus and Inaki Williams come in for the Black Stars!

1 hour and 20 mins to KO: Ghana are hoping for a change in AFCON fortune tonight!

1 hour and 40 mins to KO: Salah is not the only Premier League name in Egypt’s squad with Arsenal star Mohamed Elneny set to win his 97th international cap tonight!

2 hours to KO: Salah looks like a man on a mission at AFCON 2024 — will he be the hero for Egypt again tonight? Stick with us for all the live updates, building towards kickoff time.

Egypt vs Ghana lineups

The draw with Mozambique was a warning to Egypt over complacency and they make three starting changes with Eintracht Frankfurt winger Omar Marmoush joining Salah in attack.

Egypt lineup (4-3-3, right to left): El Shenawy (GK) — Kamal, Hegazi, Abdelmonem, Hamdy — Elneny, Fathi, Ashour — Salah, Mohamed, Marmoush.

Egypt subs (12): Gabal, Sobhi, Gabr, Hany, Trezeguet, Kouka, Kahraba, Fattouh, Attia, Hamada, Fathy, Zizo.

There will be plenty of familiar faces in the Ghana starting line up, with Andre Ayew set to captain the Black Stars, alongside his brother Jordan, while Athletic Club striker Inaki Williams leads the attack.

Ghana lineup (4-3-3, right to left): Ofori (GK) — Odoi,  Djiku, Salisu, Mensah — Kudus, Samed,  Ashimeru — J. Ayew, Williams, Semenyo.

Ghana subs (12): Seidu, Opoku, Ayew, Bukari, Wollacott, Paintsil, Owusu, Ati-Zigi, Amartey, Nuamah, Baba, Sowah.

Egypt vs Ghana live stream, TV channel

The Egypt versus Ghana AFCON 2024 match kicks off at 8:00 p.m. local time from the Stade Félix Houphouët-Boigny in Abidjan, Ivory Coast.

Below are the corresponding times, TV channels, and live streams to watch the match in regions around the world

  Date Kickoff time TV Streaming
USA Thu, Jan. 18 3:00 p.m. ET BeIN Sports Fubo, BeIN Sports Connect, Fanatiz
Canada Thu, Jan. 18 3:00 p.m. ET BeIN Sports BeIN Sports Connect, Fanatiz, Fubo Canada
UK Thu, Jan. 18 8:00 p.m. BST Sky Sports Football, Sky Sports Main Event, BBC 3 Sky GO, Now TV, BBC iPlayer
Australia Fri, Jan. 19 7:00 a.m. AEST BeIN Sports 1 BeIN Sports Connect
India Fri, Jan. 19 1:30 a.m. IST —  FanCode

USA: This game is streamed live via Fubo, with additional options also available on Fanatiz and BeIN Sports.

Canada: BeIN Sports will provide broadcast coverage with Fubo Canada on streaming duty.

Australia: Fans in Australia can stream every AFCON 2024 match live and on demand on beIN Sports.

UK: This match is available for live broadcast via Sky Sports with streaming options on Sky GO and Now TV. BBC 3 is also offering free-to-air access with streaming on the BBC iPlayer.

Source

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *