Egypt, Nigeria advance to semis at African Cup

BY foxsports • January 25, 2010

Two-time defending champion Egypt will play Algeria in the semifinals of the African Cup of Nations after a 3-1 win over Cameroon in extra time.

Nigeria also reached the semis Monday after beating Zambia 5-4 on penalties. A two-time tournament winner, Nigeria will play Ghana in Luanda.

Nigeria goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama scored the decisive penalty after Thomas Nyirenda missed for Zambia.

Earlier, Egypt dashed Cameroon's hopes of earning a fifth continental crown with a comeback win. Achille Emana scored for Cameroon in the 28th minute, but minutes later Ahmed Hassan scored on a long-range drive. Mohamed Gedo made it 2-1 in the second minute of extra time, and Hassan added a goal on a free kick from 25 yards out.

Cameroon's Aurelien Chedjou was ejected in the 112th minute for a foul on Gedo.

Algeria clinched its berth for the World Cup with an upset over Egypt late last year.

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