Hosts Cameroon beat South Africa 1-0 in their second Group A match on Tuesday to book a place in the semi-finals of the women’s Africa Cup of Nations.
The Indomitable Lionesses are assured of at least second place in the group with one match remaining, having amassed six points following two wins.
Ngo Mbeleck scored the only goal of the game in the 83rd minute of a scrappy encounter in Yaounde.
Egypt recovered from the defeat to the hosts in their first match to record a 1-0 win over Zimbabwe and go second on the log. It took 450 minutes for Pharaohs to secure their maiden victory in the history of the competition.
Salma Ahmed wrote her name in Egyptian women’s football folklore as her 82nd minute goal handed the Lady Pharaohs their first ever win at the final tournament and put her side in serious contention for a place at the next round.
Egypt has three points, three shy of leaders Cameroon. Zimbabwe and South Africa follow in that order with a point each.
Egypt travels Limbe to face South Africa on Friday whilst Zimbabwe squares host Cameroon in Yaounde same time.
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