Egypt beats Mozambique 2-0 to advance to African Cup quarter-finals; Nigeria scrape past Benin

Egypt 2 – Mozambique 0 (African Cup of Nations, January 16, 2010) Egypt took the lead against Mozambique a minute after the restart, when Pharaohs broke down right and a dangerous cross was whipped in that Dario Khan has the misfortune of putting through his own net. Egypt doubled their lead with arguably the goal of the tournament do far, Hassan pass infield took a nice deflection into Mohamed Nagy Gedo’s path and the hugely promising striker cracked a fierce half-volley into the top corner.

Nigeria 1 – Benin 0 (African Cup of Nations, January 16, 2010) Everton striker Yabuku gave Nigeria a first half lead against plucky Benin when the forward slotted home a penalty.