Breaking! Host Egypt defeats Congo, joins Nigeria to qualify for knockout stage

The Pharaohs of Egypt has joined the Super Eagles of Nigeria to book a spot in the knockout stage of the on-going Total Africa Cup of Nations.

Mohamed Salah scored his first goal of the 2019 AFCON as hosts Egypt secured a place in the last 16 on Wednesday with a 2-0 win over the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Ahmed Elmohamady prodded Egypt ahead on 25 minutes after a wicked Salah cross and the Liverpool star slammed in a second shortly before half-time to spark frenzied celebrations at a packed Cairo International Stadium.