Mostafa Mohamed scored either side of the interval to give Egypt a 2-1 victory against Cameroon and secure the top of their Group A in the U23 Africa Cup of Nations.
Eric Ayuk scored Cameroon’s goal but that was no consolation as Rigobert Song’s men have been eliminated from the tournament after dropping to the third place just behind Ghana who have a better goal difference.
The Pharaohs have now accumulated a maximum of 9 points and will wait for their semi-final opponent as Group B is yet to be decided on Friday.
The top three teams in the tournament will qualify for next year’s Olympic Games in Tokyo.
The young Indomitable Lions left acres of spaces at the back and Ramadan Sobhi and Ahmed Ramadan could have increased Egypt’s tally of goals but they lacked the final touch.