2018 World Cup: Chad stun Egypt in N'Djamena

Published on: 14 November 2015
2018 World Cup: Chad stun Egypt in N'Djamena
Egypt were beaten 1-0 by Chad.

Chad recorded arguably the upset of the first-leg second round 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers, beating Egypt 1-0 at the Stade Omnisports Idriss Mahamat Ouya on Saturday.

Ezechiel Ndouassel scored the only goal in N'Djamena with Les Sao holding on to beat a team ranked a massive 79 places above them in the latest FIFA world rankings.

Even without the influential Mohamed Salah ,who is nursing an ankle injury, the Pharaohs were tipped to breeze past the African minnows.

Hector Cuper's men though were awful on the day and went a goal behind on 73 minutes. Ndouassel lost his marker before heading a cross from the right flank past the stranded Ahmed El-Shenawy.

Egypt pushed forward in search of the equaliser and when they did find the back of the net the goal was chalked off for offside - Chad holding on for a memorable win despite the absence of Cameroon legend Rigobert Song.

The former Liverpool defender was appointed head coach of Chad last month, but he was not on the bench to oversee the encounter. Instead it was Mahamat Oumar Yaya who bossed the touchline for the hosts.

The reverse fixture is set for Alexandria on Tuesday evening.

Chad: Diarra; Abaya, Nicaise, Betorangal, Beadoum, Djimrangar, Labbo, Doumna, Mbaiam, Ninga, Ndouassel

Egypt: El-Shenawy; Gaber, Hegazy, Dweidar, Rahil; Momen Zakaria, T. Hamed, El-Nenny, Kahraba; Morsy, Koka

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