Mohammed Sallah‘s 10th minute free-kick was decisive as it placed the Pharaohs on top of the Group.
Egypt will now play fellow North Africans Morocco in the quarter finals with Ghana facing DR Congo.
Captain Asamoah Gyan had to be replaced in the 40th minute after picking up an injury the game.Without him the Black Stars lacked the cutting edge upfront with the Egyptians comfortable with the lead, they sat back as the Ghanaians dominated possession.
Ghana’s best chance fell to Daniel Amartey but the Leicester player headed wide. Christian Atsu run through the Egyptian box in the second half but failed to hit the ball due to poor control.
Jordan Ayew then drew the best out of 44-year-old goalkeeper, El Hadary, but the veteran was equal to the ask. Egypt ended the day topping the group and having the advantage of playing Morocco at the Stade De Port Gentil.
Ghana will play DR Congo in Oyem.
The games at the Africa Cup of Nations will be on break for two days where it will return with the Knockout stages.
Credit: Lukman Evergreen Mumuni
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