Egypt beats Australia 3-0 in friendly

Zaher made it 1-0 in the 29th minute with his first

international goal in only his second match for Egypt.

Gado doubled the lead in the 60th minute, a minute after coming

on to the pitch. He had scored six goals as a substitute at the

African Cup of Nations earlier this year in Angola. Zidan scored a

penalty in the 90th after Ahmed Hassan Mekki was fouled.

It was the first loss for Australia coach Holger Osieck since

taking over in August.

Egypt assistant coach Shawki Gharib says “we are ready to face

South Africa in the third round of qualifying for the African Cup

of Nations.”