• Short Summary

    Egypt, hosts for the ninth Africa Nations Soccer Cup Finals, met Uganda in the opening match of the tournament in Cairo on Friday (March 1) -- and recorded a useful 2-1 victory.

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    Egypt, hosts for the ninth Africa Nations Soccer Cup Finals, met Uganda in the opening match of the tournament in Cairo on Friday (March 1) -- and recorded a useful 2-1 victory.

    The competition the brought the top eight African soccer nations to Egypt to compete for a place in the finals on March 12. Friday's match was reckoned to bring together two of the strongest sides.

    Urged on by a 30,000 crowd, Egypt piled on the early pressure. After five minutes, the home side forced a corner and from the kick centre forward Ali Abu Gerisha rose high above the Ugandan defence to head a fine goal.

    The Ugandan side, made up mostly of Army players, showed great spirit in turning the tide of Egyptian attacks. They countered with quick thrusts up the wings, and from one of these right-wing Doka scored a well-judged equaliser, slamming the ball past the diving goalkeeper.

    In the second half, Egypt regained the initiative. Ten minutes after the interval, right winger Ali Khalil hit the winning goal from close range.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAE5FGCGCCI9WXEY0XO9EI3I9SF
    Media URN:
    VLVAE5FGCGCCI9WXEY0XO9EI3I9SF
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/03/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:36:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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