Egypt secured a narrow 1-0 victory over Guinea-Bissau to revive their chances of a last 16 place in TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations, Cameroon 2021.
The North Africans were forced to work hard for their victory as Guinea-Bissau put up a brave performance against the record AFCON champions in Garoua.
Egypt survived a late scare as Guinea-Bissau had a late goal disallowed following on field video assistant referee review.
Mama Balde fired past the impressive El Shenawy having earlier impeded Omar Abdelwahed in the build up.
Egypt move to second Group D three behind Nigeria who earlier booked their knockout stage place with a convincing 3-1 over Sudan.
What they said
Mohamed Salah (Man of the Match)
“We have a new coach and new generation. After the defeat against Nigeria we had to rearrange ourselves. We will fight in this tough competition and believe in our chances and where we can go.”