Egypt Wins Its Seventh CAF Title After Beating Ghana 1-0

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Egypt made history today after scoring a seventh CAF championship title when it beat Ghana 1-0. The goal scored by Mohamed Gido put the young Egyptian player in the spotlight.
Congratulations to Egypt for this historic achievement

Egypt in seventh heaven as they conquer Africa again

By Jonathan Wilson in Luanda
Monday, 1 February 2010

With an 84th-minute winner, Mohamed Nagui confirmed this Egypt's side place not merely in the pantheon, but on its highest step. Since Hassan Shehata replaced Marco Tardelli as coach in 2005, they have not lost a Cup of Nations game, and last night claimed an unprecedented third straight title.

There were records broken or extended everywhere you looked. This was Egypt's seventh Cup of Nations success, three more than Ghana and Cameroon, their nearest challengers. Six of the side – Essam El Hadary, Hani Said, Wael Gomaa, Ahmed Fathi, Ahmed Hassan and Emad Meteeb – have played in all three finals, while Shehata equalled the Ghanaian CK Gyamfi's record of three titles as coach.
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African title means the world to Egypt

AFP, 1 February 2010

Victory at the 2010 Africa Cup of Nations had a significance for coach Hassan Shehata and his Egyptian 'Pharaohs' far beyond a record third consecutive title. They arrived in Angola last month desperate to prove they should have been among the five African qualifiers for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, the first to be staged on the continent. And what better way to make that point than beat four of the five World Cup qualifiers who competed at the Nations Cup - Nigeria, Cameroon, Algeria and Ghana. The 4-0 semi-finals rout of the Algerian 'Desert Foxes' was especially sweet as this was the team that eliminated Egypt from the World Cup with a 1-0 play-off victory in Sudan last November.
It was a goal worthy of winning any final and emphasised to the November 11 Stadium crowd and a multi-million television audience that the 2010 World Cup will be a poorer tournament without the 'Pharaohs'.

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