Saturday, February 11, 2006
Egypt won the African Cup of Nations for a record fifth time, beating Ivory Coast 4-2 on penalty shootouts after the match ended in a 0-0 draw. The match was emotionally damaging as we had to stay on our nerves for around 1 hour and 20 minutes.
I really wanted Egypt to win not just because it's cool to be Africa's football champions, but I just wanted something that will make millions of Egyptians happy. We have enough stuff that makes us sad, from the ferry boat disaster to our everyday hardships, this victory was much needed.
Here are a few pics I took on the street after the game