Egypt poor run of form to the start of the 2021 AFCON qualifies continues, drawing goalless against Comoros at Stade Said Mohamed Cheikh today Monday afternoon.
Egypt suffered a shocking 1-1 draw in their first AFCON qualifying game against Kenya in Alexandre few days ago, and were hoping to bounced back to winning ways when they traveled to Stade Said Mohamed Cheikh to face Comoros for their second AFCON qualifying game.
Comoros stood firm against a fierce Egypt attack led by Mahmoud Abdel-Moneim Soliman and Aston Villa midfielder Mohamed Trézéguet, to force the AFCON record holders to a goalless draw.
Egypt were the better in the first 20 minutes of the game but were subjected to lack of understanding in front of goal.
The best chance of the game went to the away side where Mahmoud Abdel-Moneim Kahraba should have put Egypt ahead 9 minutes into the game, but the Aves striker saw his strike inside the box hit the cross bar after receiving a perfect low cross from Trézéguet.
Comoros were superior in their own style, catching the Egyptians on the counter breaks. These attacks were creating problems for the away side, which one nearly found the back of the net on the 36’ minute as a shot from the left edge of the box missed the post few inches away.
A minute later, Comoros attacker run through Egypt defense but his effort outside the box went over the bar.
In the second half, Comoros turned their counter attacks into short inter-connected passes and entertainment football, building their plays around Egypt box but couldn’t get a goal. This time Egypt had tended to rely on counter but were rarely seen breaking through on counter attacks.
Today’s draw send Egypt to second place in the group G, a point above Kenya but two points below leader Comoros who have 4 points. Kenya play Togo this evening in the other group fixture.