RELIVE: Egypt v Malawi (2023 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers)

Ahram Online , Friday 24 Mar 2023

Ahram Online provided live coverage of Friday's match between Egypt and Malawi in the 3rd round of Group D games of the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers

Egypt s Forward Mohamed Salah fights for the ball during the match with Nigeria on Friday 23 September, 2022. Photo courtesy of EFA Facebook page.


Full time: Egypt 2-0 Malawi
Scorers: Salah 20, Marmoush 45+1og

Yellow cards

Hamed (Egypt), Hegazy (Egypt), Kahraba (Egypt), Davie (Malawi)



Egypt: Mohamed El-Shennawy; Mohamed Hamdi, Mohamed Abdel-Moneim, Ahmed Hegazy, Mohamed Hany - Tarek Hamed (Hamdy Fathy 80), Mahmoud Hamada (Emam Ashour 68), Ahmed "Zizo" Sayed (Marwan Atteya 86) - Omar Marmoush (Ahmed Abdel-Kader 80), Mohamed Salah, Mostafa Mohamed (Mahmoud Kahraba 86).

Malawi: Charles Thom, Charles Petro, Chikoti Chirwa, Miciam Mhone (Chimwemwe Idana 77), Francisco Madinga (Peter Banda 46, Yamikani Chester 60), Gabadinho Mhango, Lawrence Chaziya, John Banda, Denis Chembez, Gomezgani Chirwa, Khuda Myaba (Stenie Davie 46).

90+4' Full time

90' Abdel-Kader skips past his marker with a trademark dribble but his shot from a tight angle was blocked by the keeper.

90' Ref shows 4 minutes of injury time.

89' Yellow card for Kahraba.

86' Double sub for Egypt, Marwan Atteya makes his international debut and Kahraba marks his return for the first time since 2019.

85' What a chance ! Mostafa Mohamed's header is denied by the crossbar.

80' Double sub for Egypt as Ahmed Abdel-Kader makes his international debut.

79' Yellow card for Hegazy.

75' Egypt are back in control but can't create any chances.

70' Davie has an attempt on goal but it goes wide.

67' Yellow card for Tarek Hamed.

65' Marmoush rises above his marker to meet Hany's cross but it goes into the hands of the keeper.

60' Abdel-Moneim powers another header but it goes over the bar.

56' Game is suspended for treatment of Malawi keeper.

52' Powerful shot by Hamada but it goes over the bar.

46' Second half is underway

45+2 Half time

45+1 Marmoush shot was deflected by Charles Petro into his own nets.


40' Egypt have lost their pace allowing Malawi to gain momentum.

36' Petro has an attempt on goal but it goes wide.

33' Marmoush intercepts the ball in the area but his shot goes wide.

29' Malawi tries to move up the field in an attempt to reduce the pressure.

24' Hany has an attempt on goal but the keeper deflects it into the corner.

20' Salah scored from inside the box after a low cross from Mohamed Hamdi.


12' Another chance ! Mohamed rose above the defence to meet a corner but his header goes inches next to the post.

9' Mohamed has an attempt but it is blocked by the defence.

8' What a chance ! Abdel-Moneim powers a header but it bounces off the crossbar.

3' A first attempt for Egypt as Salah plays a low cross from Mohamed but the defence clears the ball into the corner.

0' Match is underway

20:20 Players are warming up now.

20:00 Vitoria opts for an attacking approach as he fielded Mohamed Salah, Omar Marmoush, Mostafa Mohamed and Ahmed "Zizo" El Sayed. However it's not clear yet if the latter will be deployed in midfield or will join the attack.

19:00 It's raining now in Cairo two hours before the game.

16:30 Egypt will visit Malawi in the fourth round of the qualifiers on 28 March.

15:00 Coach Vitoria called up all his big guns for the header games, including Liverpool winger Mohamed Salah and long absent Ahly forward Mahmoud 'Kahraba' Abdel-Moneim after his superb performance with the Reds in the previous games.

13:00 Egypt have to make use of the home advantage to beat Malawi before heading to the fourth-round game away from home as some 20,000 supporters will be allowed to attend the anticipated game in Cairo.

12:00 Egypt are third in Group D with three points after beating Guinea 1-0 at home and losing against Ethiopia in Addis Ababa in the second round.


Venue: 30 June Air Defence Stadium (Cairo - Egypt)

Referee: Pierre Atcho (Gabon)

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