Heroic Abou Gabal sends Egypt to Afcon 2021 final over Cameroon

by: Evolve


Egypt advanced to the final of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations after defeating Cameroon 3-1 in a penalty shootout.

At the Olembe Stadium, 120 minutes of football was insufficient to separate the two teams, therefore the game went to penalties, where the Indomitable Lions failed three times.

The 33-year-old goalkeeper made some great saves in 120 minutes of football before advancing to save two penalties in the shoot-out.

As expected, the match started with a lot of enthusiasm, but it was Egypt coach Carlos Queiroz who was first punished by referee Papa Gassama for attempting to show his displeasure, but the game ended goalless after 90 minutes and another 30 minutes of extra time.

Cameroon took the kickoff and Aboubakar converted, while Zizo sent Onana the wrong way.

Mohamed Abdelmonem put Egypt ahead by sending Onana the wrong way for the second time. Abou Gabal saved a penalty kick from Henry Moukoudi, while Mohamed Abdelmonem put Egypt in front by sending Onana the wrong way for the second time.

The third penalty attempt was taken by Lea Siliki, but it was parried by Egypt’s goalkeeper, allowing Mohanad Lasheen to score.

Clinton Njie put a stop to the Indomitable Lions’ hopes by sending the fourth effort off target.

On Sunday, Egypt will face Senegal in the final at the Olembe Stadium, while Cameroon will face Burkina Faso for third place on Saturday.






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