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Egypt beats Burundi 4-1 in African Cup qualifier

Egypt beats Burundi 4-1 in African Cup qualifier

Egypt scored three goals in the first half Saturday en route to a 4-1 win over Burundi in an African Cup of Nations qualifying match.Mohammed Zeidan scored the first goal in the fifth minute, and Hasan Abed Rabbu added another in the 28th. Mohammed Abu Zakariyah made it 3-0 for the defending champions in the 39th.
Ahmad Hasan then scored from the penalty spot in the 52nd, but Burundi got its own spot kick in the 79th to make it 4-1.
The Egyptian team wore black armbands for defender Mohammed Abdelwahab, who died of a heart attack Thursday after collapsing on the field while practicing with his club Al Ahly.
The 23-year-old defender had helped Egypt win its fifth African Cup of Nations title earlier this year.