AFCON Group A: Egypt 1 Zimbabwe 0

Egypt got their 2019 Africa Cup of Nations campaign off to a winning start, although their opening game victory over Zimbabwe wasn’t as convincing as many might have expected.

Egypt got their 2019 Africa Cup of Nations campaign off to a winning start, although their opening game victory over Zimbabwe wasn’t as convincing as many might have expected.

’s Javier Aquirre’s side were strong favourites in front of their own supporters in Cairo and having won three of the four AFCONs they have hosted previously the Pharaohs are once again expected to challenge this summer.

Egypt took a grip of things early on, but failed to make their pressure count. In fact, it was only once Zimbabwe found a foothold in the game that the hosts actually took the lead, with Mahmoud Trezeguet curling a right-footed strike into the far corner of the net.

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