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Egypt Defeats Nigeria at Africa Cup of Nations

Reigning Africa Cup of Nations football champion Egypt has defeated Nigeria 3-1 in their opening Group C match at the Ombaka Stadium in Benguela, Angola.

Tuesday's victory in the match between two of the top teams ended a 23-year-old winless streak the Egyptians had against the Nigerians

Nigeria took the lead after 14 minutes on a powerful left-footed shot by Chinedu Obasi from outside the box. Emad Motaeb got the equalizer for Egypt in the 33rd minute when he converted at the end of a quick counter attack.

Ahmad Hassan gave Egypt the lead in the 54th minute on a long shot, and substitute Mohamed Nagui completed the scoring before 32,000 fans with a goal in the 87th minute.

In Tuesday's late Group-C match, Mozambique rallied from a 2-0 deficit to salvage a 2-2 draw with Benin

Some information for this report was provided by AP, AFP and Reuters.