Experimental Egypt finish AFCON Qualifying with disappointing draw [VIDEO]

Niger vs. Egypt

Egypt finished its 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying campaign with a lackluster 1-1 draw away to Niger.

Mahmoud Trezeguet opened the scoring for the visitors just after halftime, less than two minutes after coming on.

Amadou Moutari equalized 10 minutes from full-time in a match the hosts will be disappointed not to have won.

Earlier in the half, Egypt goalkeeper Ahmed El-Shenawy saved a penalty kick with a lunge to his right.

The Pharaohs fielded a largely experimental lineup, taking advantage of having already qualified for the AFCON finals – for which they were later named emergency hosts – by handing out maiden caps.

Egypt finishes second in Group J with 13 points, two behind winners Tunisia. Niger and eSwatini finish third and fourth respectively and have failed to qualify.

Manager Javier Aguirre will take his makeshift Egypt squad to Nigeria for a friendly on Wednesday.

Trezeguet’s goal vs. Niger

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