In the second half, Guinea had several opportunities and appeared to be the more energetic side until the 78th minute. It was then that Mostafa Mohamed received the ball unmarked inside the box and unleashed a powerful shot into the top right corner of the net, securing the winning goal for Egypt.

By securing the victory, Egypt solidifies their position at the top of Group D, guaranteeing their return for another opportunity to compete for the African crown. The Egyptian national team has an impressive record, having won the tournament a remarkable seven times in the past.

The match took place in Marrakesh, Morocco, as Guinea had to relocate from their home stadium, which was deemed unsuitable for the competition by the Confederation of African Football inspectors.

Guinea's defeat, despite accumulating nine points, opens the door for either Ethiopia or Malawi, the remaining teams in the group who have accumulated three points each. These two teams will face off on Tuesday, and the winner of that match will have a chance to catch up to Guinea's point tally. However, if the match ends in a draw, Guinea will still secure qualification.