Egypt national men’s deaf football team celebrated their 22nd goal in the ongoing Africa Deaflympics Games Qualifiers following a 12-1 drubbing of Gabon.
This was Egypt’s second win following their 10-1 victory over Somaliland on Sunday. Earlier, Libya were given a walkover when their would-be opponents Ghana failed to honor their morning fixture.
Ghana had just jetted in and sources said fatigue had taken a heavy toll on their players.
Egypt’s tactician Shawkat Ahmed lauded his boys for brilliant displays more so in Gabon’s territory.
Four goals apiece from Ismail Mohammed and Ahmedemad Saber was what humiliated a technically inferior Gabon.
“Our plan at this event is to take each situation as it comes. We now have two high scores in two matches. But that doesn’t mean that we should rest on our laurels. We are looking at the bigger picture,” the deaf Coach said through the help of an interpreter.
In the match against Gabon, were the star players in what was a well-oiled North African outfit.
The Egyptians mounted incessant attacks on their opponent’s side on both halves, camped in their half displaying exhilarating displays of football artistry.
The North African team went ahead in the 6th minute courtesy of Ismail’s strike. Ten minutes later, Ismail added the second before Saber made it 3-0 in the 17th minute.
Hossam Motien scored Egypt’s 4th in the 25th minute from a close-range shot. Reda Elhemdo made it 5-0 in the 43rdminute as Egyptians continued to torments their adversaries.
Ismail completed a hattrick at the stroke of halftime as Egypt led 6-0.
The trend continued in the second half and it came a s no surprise when Mohammed Elshabeny added the seventh in the 52nd minute.
Gabon pulled one back with Darik Dikombon’s 56th minute penalty when Djessy Nso Nzeng was brough down in the area.
Kenya men’s deaf team play Mali tomorrow in their second match. Kenya lost 3-1 to a physically superior Senegal in the first match on Saturday.
Coach Ben Omukuba says his boys are determined to recover lost ground and secure their first points after a false start on Saturday.
FT Egypt 12-1 Gabon
EGY: Ismail Mohammed 6′ 16′ 44′ 58
EGY: Ahmed Emad Saber 17′ 57’ 66’ 83’
EGY: Hossan Motien 25′
EGY: Reda Elhemdo 43′
EGY: Mohammed Elshabeny 52′
GAB: (Pen) Derik Dikombou 56′
EGY: Mosafa Kodeny 89’