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Egypt beats Nigeria in friendly

Channels Television  
Updated April 12, 2012

A last minute strike by Ahmed Hassan Mekky ensured victory for the Pharaohs of Egypt against a locally assembled Super Eagles of Nigeria in a friendly played in the United Arab Emirates capital, Dubai.

Nigeria opened scoring in the 13th minute through Sunday Mba who converted from close range a pass from strike partner Uche Kalu. Twelve minutes later, a deflected shot by Ahmed Temsah found its way to the back of the net and pegged the game at 1-1.

Former African footballer of the year (Home based), Mohammed Aboutrika converted a penalty to put North Africans ahead but their joy was short lived as a back heeled close range strike by Kalu Uche drew Nigeria level.

The Egyptians were however sent into a delirium when Mekky struck deep in injury time to secure a welcomed win for the Pharaohs ahead of their preparation for the 2014 World Cup Qualifiers.