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Ghana, Egypt to play in African Cup final

Published:Thursday | January 28, 2010 | 5:54 PM

Two-time defending champion, Egypt hammered eight-man Algeria 4-0 in a tense match today in Angola to advance to the final of the African Cup of Nations.

Hosni Abd Rabou converted a 37th-minute penalty and Mohamed Zidan doubled the lead with a left-footed shot from 15 metres.

Substitute Mohamed Abdel Shafy made it 3-0 in the 80th from a tight angle and Mohamed Gedo scored the fourth in injury time.

In Sunday\'s final, Egypt will play Ghana, which beat Nigeria 1-0 in the other semi-final.

The win was Egypt\'s first over their North African rival in the continental championship.