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AFCON 2017: Egypt beat Ghana to advance as Group D leaders Featured

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Egypt have secured their place in the quarter-final stage of the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon.
 
The Pharaohs whipped Ghana 1-0 in the Group D final clash at the Stade de Port Gentil.
 
Hector Cuper's side finished on top of the group with seven points to continue their unbeaten run in the tournament.
 
Ghana qualified with six points with the Egyptians despite the defeat.
 
AS Roma's Mohammed Salah grab the only goal of the game with a stunning free kick in the first half.
 
The Black Stars mounted pressure on the Pharaohs but failed to level the score.
 
Jordan Ayew nearly fetched Ghana the equaliser but his powerful shot was saved by the Egyptian shot stopper.
 
Elsewhere, Mali also shared spoils with the Cranes of Uganda to finished third and fourth of the group.
 
Ghana will face DR Congo whiles Egypt also play their rivals Morocco in the quarters of the 31st edition.
 
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