January 31, 2010
EGYPT RETAINS AFRICAN CUP OF NATIONS TITLE FOR THIRD CONSECUTIVE YEAR
Taken from rooftop of the building where I live in Hurghada, Egypt. Just a small sampling of the street sounds for roughly 2+ hours after the football match ended on the evening of January 31, 2010.
LUANDA // Substitute Mohamed Nagui struck five minutes from time to secure Egypts third African Cup of Nations title in succession after a 1-0 victory over Ghana.
Nagui netted with a fine curling shot from inside the box to give Egypt a record seventh title in the continental tournament.
Ghana, who were looking for their first Nations Cup title since 1982, defended neatly throughout but were helpless when Nagui raced into the box and unleashed the winner following a swift one-two.
Egypt, unbeaten in their last 19 African Cup of Nations encounters, were pipped by Algeria for a World Cup finals place in South Africa but they have beaten four World Cup-bound teams en route to their triumph.