Mali Impresses in Egypt Draw

    By Kofi Ampon Gyasi

    The les Aigles of Mali and the pharaohs of Egypt today played out a goalless
    draw at the Port gentil in their African nations Cup group D opener.
    Mali had gone very close to breaking the deadlock  in the 13th minute through
    bastia midfielder lassana Coulibaly, after receiving a Moussa Marega ball from
    The left side of the penalty box as Egypt goalkeeper Ahmed EL-Shenawy turned
    It behind brilliantly.

    The zamalek stopper was then replaced by veteran Essam El Hadary in the 24th minute
    after picking up an injury.Roma forward Salah then broke down the right side of the pitch
    with a quick counter, but his supply to arsenal midfielder Elneny was fruitless after the 24year old man sent a side footed effort just over.

    Mali almost snatched a late winner through Marega but veteran stopper El-Hadary
    was very quick to close him down. now Mali will take on group D leaders Ghana who won their opening match today against Uganda whiles Egypt will also take on the cranes later that day.