In a highly entertaining encounter at the Africa Cup of Nations, Egypt and Ghana battled to a 2-2 draw after a lively second half in Abidjan. The match featured two comebacks and late drama, keeping fans on the edge of their seats.
Ghana took the lead just before halftime as Mohammed Kudus blasted in a goal, capitalizing on a moment of vulnerability for Egypt after their captain, Mohamed Salah, was forced off the pitch due to injury.
Egypt responded early in the second half when Omar Marmoush capitalized on an errant back-pass, rounding the goalkeeper to level the score. However, Kudus quickly restored Ghana’s lead with a deflected effort.
The drama continued as Mostafa Mohamed scored for Egypt, stabbing in a clever finish to bring the Pharaohs level once again. The match had late chances for both teams, but goalkeepers Richard Ofori and Mohamed El Shenawy made crucial saves.
The draw leaves both Egypt and Ghana with work to do in their final group games. Ghana, who lost their opening game to Cape Verde, is at risk of a second successive group-stage exit. Egypt, runners-up in the 2021 AFCON, will await the outcome of the final round of games to determine their qualification status.
Cape Verde can secure top spot in Group B if they beat Mozambique, and both Egypt and Ghana will be closely watching the results as they aim to advance to the knockout stages.