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Magnificent Egypt – African Nations Cup Final: Egypt 1-0 Ghana

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 Ghana sought first in twenty eight years
As Gyan led the line devoutly
Against glorious Egypt unbeaten in eighteen
With nerves they defended stoutly

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 Chaps without the suspended Fatalla
Hossam Ghaly slotted into place
Ahmed Hassan on his latest appearance
Raring to win his latest race

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 Pragmatic in the forty degree heat
Black Stars ditched pretty football
50,000 packed in the Chinese built stadium
Hoping things wrapped up before night fall

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 And so, the return of the Gedo
Arena summoned Mohamed Nagy
Scoring from the bench in Egypt’s last four
Adios Ittihad El-Iskandary

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 Grandad entranced on the sixty third
Dimming the shine of the Black Star
Produced his magic with five left on the clock
Cementing Egypt as the kings of Africa

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 On defeating a youthful Ghana
Hassan Shehata’s men thanked Angola
Super coach winning a history making third
Cairo, Accra and now Luanda

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 Luxor, Cairo and Dahab erupt
Evening dusk is lit up ever so bright
Cacophany of horns clout the senses
Amidst much jubilant cheering tonight

8 Leave a comment on verse 8 0 Said, Gomaa, El Hadary,
Moawad, Fathi, Salem, Shafy
Abd Rabou, Hassan, Moteab, Ghaly
Zidan, Gedo, El Mohamady

9 Leave a comment on verse 9 0 Mabrook Egypt!

10 Leave a comment on verse 10 0 Number 7
© Emdad Rahman

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Notes

I need a break 🙂

Apologies to evryone for hogging all the space over this last month. I hope everyone enjoyed the football as much as I did 🙂

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/magnificent-egypt-african-nations-cup-final-egypt-1-0-ghana/