Salah's Egypt beats Cameroon, will play Senegal in final
Goalkeeper Gabaski was the hero, saving two penalties as Egypt edged past hosts Cameroon in a penalty shootout
Hosts Cameroon had shown more impetus in 90 minutes, twice hitting the post through
looping header and Samuel Gouet's thunderous long-range strike.
Egypt's star man Salah
was kept quiet for much of the game, curling a strike from outside the area narrowly over and almost profiting from a loose back pass, but he could not convert.
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But he did not have to step up in the shootout as
Cameroon missed three
of their efforts as Gabaski saved all the three efforts
the shootouts from Harold Moukoudi and James Lea Siliki, while Clinton N'Jie side-footed wide.
This was a meeting between the two most successful teams in the competition's history with
record seven-time winners Egypt
up against Cameroon.
Cameroon had triumphed on five occasions with the last of those coming in 2017 when they defeated Egypt 2-1 in the final, but
Egypt gained revenge
on this occasion.
Cameroon will face Burkina Faso
in the third/fourth-place play-off, which has been brought forward a day to Saturday