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Africa 2008
Tuesday January 22nd

Kings of Africa take Cameroon apart

Egypt began the defence of their African crown with a convincing win over Cameroon. A bright start could have given the Egyptians a goal in the first minute, but Mohamed Zidan took too much time in the box and Egypt had to wait until the 14th minute when they were awarded a penalty for hand-ball which Hosni Abd Rabou converted with confidence. Zidan made it 2-0 three minutes later, exchanging passes with Emad Moteab in a swift counter attack which he finished off with a crisp shot past the keeper, and extended Egypt's lead with a top-draw strike just before the half-time whistle. Samuel Eto pulled one back for Cameroon with a header 6 minutes into the 2nd half, but Hosni Abd Rabou drove the ball past Komeni from 25 yards to render Eto's stoppage time penalty conversion a mere consolation for the Indomitable Lions. (Egypt 4 Cameroon 2)

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Egypt put 4 past Kameni
Tuesday January 22nd

Zambia show strength

Zambia enjoyed a 3-0 win after surviving some first-half pressure from Sudan. The Sudanese fell behind as early as the 2nd minute when James Chamanga rifled the ball into the far corner after Jacob Mulenga had fed him with an impudent back heel, but were unlucky not to be on equal terms 10 minutes later when unleashed a thunderbolt against the upright. Sudan continued to attack and came close early in the 2nd half when Mweene tipped Faisal Agab's downward header over the bar, but almost immediately at the other end Elmuiz Abdalla saved a shot from Katongo and from the resulting corner, Clive Hachilensa headed the ball against the crossbar allowing Mulenga to nod in the rebound with a huge leap in the 50th minute. Zambia secured victory 9 minutes later when the Sudanese keeper could only push Rainford Kabala's fierce shot into the path of Felix Katongo who put Sudan further behind. (Zambia 3 Sudan 0)

Jacob Mulenga
Jacob Mulenga scorer of the 2nd goal

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