Egypt qualify for Africa Women’s Cup of Nations finals

Egypt have qualified for the 2016 Africa Women’s Cup of Nations finals on away goal rule despite losing 2-1 away to Cote d’Ivoire on Monday.

The Pharaohs returned to the competition for the first time in 18-years where they were bounced out of the 1998 competition won by Nigeria.

Nevein Gamal scored four minutes from time to break the hearts of the Ivorians who were on the brink of qualification after first half strikes from Rebecca Elloh and Ines Tia N’rehy.

Egypt join Equatorial Guinea and Zimbabwe and hosts Cameroon. The remaining four teams will be decided on Tuesday amongst eight teams including holders Nigeria.

The final tournament has been fixed for 19 November – 3 December in the Cameroonian cities of Yaounde and Limbe.

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