Fortune favours Egypt

KUMASI - A fortunate bounce off the body of striker Amr Zaki was enough to ensure Egypt retained hopes of a successful African Nations Cup title defence with a 2-1 win over Angola in their quarter-final on Monday.

KUMASI - A fortunate bounce off the body of striker Amr Zaki was enough to ensure Egypt retained hopes of a successful African Nations Cup title defence with a 2-1 win over Angola in their quarter-final on Monday.

Zaki's 38th-minute goal proved the winner at Kumasi's Baba Yara stadium, setting up a semi-final with the Ivory Coast at the same venue on Thursday.

Egypt took the lead with a Hosni Abd Rabou penalty in the 23rd minute but Angola equalised soon after with a superb dipping shot by Manucho.

The semi-final will be repeat of the 2006 final in Cairo, which the Egyptians won on penalties. - Reuters

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