Egypt beats Nigeria 3-2 in friendly


DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -Egypt scored a last-gasp winner to beat Nigeria 3-2 in a friendly match as it starts its preparations for the 2014 World Cup qualifiers.

Nigeria opened the scoring in the 13th minute when striker Uche Kalu fed Sunday Mba for a close range goal. Egypt drew level in the 25th minute when midfielder Ahmed Temsah's shot ricocheted off a defender's foot and looped into the net.

Egypt went ahead in the 32nd minute when Mohamed Aboutrika converted a penalty. But Nigeria drew level in the 40th minute when Kalu scored with a backheel from close range. Ahmed Hassan Mekky slotted home the winner from just inside the area in injury time.

Coached by former U.S. coach Bob Bradley, the Pharaohs are looking to rebound after missing out on the African Cup of Nations.

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