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Egypt beat Nigeria

Published:Wednesday | December 31, 1969 | 7:00 PM

Defending champions Egypt made a strong start to the African Cup of Nations in Angola, coming from behind to beat Nigeria 3-1 in the opening game in Group C.

Having failed to qualify for the World Cup, losing to Algeria in a playoff, Egypt showed their collective strength with an impressive fightback.

Even without several key players they outclassed a stubborn Nigeria as they began their campaign to take an unprecedented third straight African Cup title.

In another Group C match, Benin and Mozambique drew 2-2.

Egypt lead Group C with three points, Benin and Mozambique have one each, and Nigeria none.