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AFCON 2017 Ghana vs Egypt in numbers

Pulse Sports writer and Historian, Thomas Freeman Yeboah has compiled all the encounters between Ghana and Egypt as they face off on Wednesday in the final group D game of the 2017 AFCON

The final group D game promises to pitch the two most successful nations in anal of the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON), since Egypt (7 titles) and Ghana (4 titles) have won eleven titles between them.
These two powerhouses on the African continent have had 24 battles. Ghana have won seven (7), while Egypt have emerged victorious on twelve (12) occasions, with five (5) ending in draws.

The first ever encounter between them was on 13th November, 1959. The pharaohs of Egypt defeated the Black Stars 2-1 in an Olympic Game qualifier: Rifaat Ateya scored both goals for Egypt.

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Egypt have scored thirty-six (36) goals against Ghana and the West African side put twenty-nine balls at the back of the North Africans net in all competitions.

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This is going to be the fourth game between Egypt and Ghana in the Africa Cup of Nations tournament. They have a win apiece, with a game ending in a draw.

The Black Stars have already squeezed through to the quarter finals of the ongoing AFCON, following wins over Uganda and Mali in their first and second group D games of the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations.

On the other hand, the Pharaohs who are on four points, after a draw against Mali and a victory over Uganda would have to avoid a defeat against the Black Stars to finish second in the group or better still beat Ghana to go top of the group.

Below is the full list of the encounters between Ghana and Egypt since 1959

Olympic Qualifiers
13 Nov 1959 / Egypt 2:1 Ghana
Olympic Qualifiers
6 Dec 1959 / Ghana 2:0 Egypt
Friendly
3 Jul 1960 / Egypt 2:2 Ghana
Olympic Games Football
18 Oct 1964 / Egypt 5:1 Ghana / Neutral / (Mohamed Badawi 42″, 61″ / Ibrahim reyadh 65″ / Rifaat El-Fanageely 69″, 85″)
African Cup
9 Feb 1970 / Egypt 1:1 Ghana
All Africa Games
16 Jan 1973 / Egypt 2:1 Ghana
African Cup
17 Jan 1992 / Egypt 0:1 Ghana
Friendly
29 Dec 1993 / Ghana 0:0 Egypt
Friendly
2 Jan 1994 / Ghana 2:1 Egypt
Friendly
23 Aug 1994 / Egypt 2:0 Ghana
Friendly
29 Dec 1995 / Egypt 1:2 Ghana
Friendly
26 May 1996 / Ghana 0:2 Egypt
Friendly
16 Jun 1997 / Egypt 2:0 Ghana
Friendly
3 Dec 1997 / Egypt 3:2 Ghana
Friendly
12 Nov 1999 / Egypt 1:2 Ghana
Friendly
17 Jun 2000 / Egypt 2:0 Ghana
Friendly
4 Jan 2002 / Egypt 2:0 Ghana
Friendly
22 Dec 2002 / Egypt 0:0 Ghana
Friendly
11 Feb 2009 / Egypt 2:2 Ghana
African Nations Cup Final
31 Jan 2010 / Egypt 1:0 Ghana
Friendly
10 Jan 2013 / Egypt 0:3 Ghana
World Cup Qualifiers
15 Oct 2013 / Ghana 6:1 Egypt (Gyan 4,53, OG 23, Waris 44, Muntari 72 Pen: Mohamed Aboutraika 41″ Pen)
World Cup Qualifiers
19 Nov 2013 / Egypt 2:1 Ghana (Amr Zaki 25″ / Mohamed Nagui “Geddo” 84″: Kevin Prince Boateng)
World Cup Qualifiers
13 Nov 2016 / Egypt 2:0 Ghana (Mohamed Salah 43″ Pen / Abdullah El-Said 86″)

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