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Sunday, February 10, 2008

 

Aboutreika's Goal Wins Africa Cup of Nations For Egypt


Mohamed Aboutreika, who garnered a yellow card earlier in the Africa Cup of Nations tournament for lifting his jersey to reveal a tee-shirt saying "Sympathy With Gaza," has spurred Egypt's Pharaohs to victory over Cameroun 1-0 in Accra, Ghana. His goal came in the seventy-sixth minute of play, according to the Eurosport Clock, but BBC reports it came in the seventy-seventh minute. Egypt has won the Africa Cup of Nations Cup two years in a row, with six a record six titles in all.
Aboutreika, a superstar and humanitarian, has been compared to the great Muhammad Ali.
Read the BBC's account of the game here.

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