CAIRO (AP) — Egypt opened the African Cup of Nations by beating outsider Zimbabwe 1-0 in Cairo on Friday, providing relief for Mohamed Salah, the host nation and the continent’s soccer bosses.
Trezeguet scored the winner just before halftime, when he weaved in from the left wing, played a one-two with Ayman Ashraf, wrong-footed two defenders and shot into the right corner of the net.
Egypt surged forward at the start but wasted chances and didn’t find the Zimbabweans an easy proposition as the game wore on.
Mohamed Salah set up two of those opportunities in the first two minutes. Egypt’s star also had two good opportunities in the second half to score but