Leadership (Abuja)

Africa: AYC - Hard Fighting Egypt Are Champions

Egypt's U-20 side claimed their fourth African Championship title after beating Ghana 5-4 on penalties following a 1-1 draw.

Midfielder Hossam Ghaly converted the decisive spot kick in the sudden death after Ghana's Michael Anaba rattled the crossbar, as

Egypt clinched the title with a 100 percent record, having won all their games.

The young Pharaohs also won the title in 1981, 1991 and 2003.

The top four in the African Championship - Egypt, Ghana, Nigeria and Mali - will represent the continent at the U-20 World Cup, which will take place in Turkey in the summer. Egypt will play in Group E along with England, Chile and Iraq.

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