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AFCON 2017: Ghana were dangerous in the second half – Egypt Coach

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Egypt coach Hector Cuper has hailed Ghana’s display in the second half in their 1-0 win in the final game in Group D on Wednesday night at the Stade de Port-Gentil.

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The Pharoahs took the lead in the 10th minute thanks to Mohammed Salah’s brilliant free-kick, Ghana came into the second half strongly but the West African giants were denied the equalizer by 44 year-old goalie Essam El Hadary.

The win helped Egypt to top the Group and they will face Group C runners-up Morocco on Sunday, while Ghana slug it out with DR Congo.

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“We always think of winning whatever game we are going into. I wished to play a better game especially in the second half, but we were facing a very strong team in Ghana. They were very dangerous especially in the second half, “ Cuper said after the game.

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He continued: “Ahmed Fathy played as a left back because it was a tough game and we needed his experience.

“We will start immediately preparing for the quarter final game against Morocco.

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“Our ambition is very high and we are happy to win such a tough game. Our next game is even more difficult but I promise our supporters back home that we will fight till the last second.”

Source: sportsnetghana.com

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