After a last-minute goal by opponents Cote D'Ivoire to send the game to extra time, Egypt's Ramadan Sobhi broke the tie to win the tournament!
A tie-breaking goal at extra time has earned Egypt their first-ever U-23 African Cup of Nations title in history!
Riding the momentum of their Olympics-qualifying victory earlier this week, the Egyptian football team defeated the Cote D'Ivoire team 2-1. Karim El-Eraky scored a convincing first goal for Egypt during the 37th minute. The Egyptian team kept the lead after an intense series of back and forths, which seemed to stabilize in Egypt's favour until the last minute before fulltime, when Cote D'Ivoire's Boubakar Doumbia cleverly slipped the ball into the goal to send the game to extra time.
After a nail-biting effort by the Cote D'Ivoire team, Ramadan Sobhi broke the tie with an impressive goal five minutes before the final whistle!
As a result of his tenacity, Ramadan Sobhi was rewarded AFCON's Man of the Competition, according to the Confederation of African Football's (CAF) official Twitter account. CAF also awarded Egypt's Mohamed Sobhi with Best Goalkeeper of the competition, while Shawki Ghareeb earned the title of AFCON's Best Coach.