In one day, history was made in Senegal.
Nation's sports minister blamed stadium authorities for their "reckless decision" to open the gate that led to killing eight people and injuring dozens.
The death toll has risen to eight people, with dozens more injured, from a crush outside a Cameroonian football stadium ahead of an Africa Cup of Nations match.
The Egyptian star's 69th minute effort came despite a largely anonymous performance from the Egyptian forward as his team battled to beat Guinea Bissau.
Host Cameroon came from behind with two penalties in the space of eight minutes at the end of the first half to beat Burkina Faso 2-1 in the opening game of the African Cup of Nations.
Egypt has cancelled training and postponed the squad’s flight to Cameroon until Saturday following infections in the camp while several players from other teams test positive for the virus.
Cameroon is racing against the clock to complete preparations for the biggest African sporting event.
As the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying restarts after an 11-month coronavirus-induced break, Algeria is expected to extend a 20-match unbeaten record when they host Zimbabwe this week
Nigeria's Odion Ighalo, 30, announces retirement from international football after winning the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations Golden Boot award.
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