Egypt got back on track in t heir 2010 World Cup/African na tions cup qualification campaign with a solid 2-0 victory over Malawi here Sunday.
The win came less than a week after the reigning African champions were defeated in Malawi in a shock upset that left them third in the group table.
Netting a goal in each half, the Pharaohs made certain of victory, keeping alive its hopes of finishing top of the group.
Egypt’s counterpart atop the standings is the DR Congo, who easily defeated Djibouti 5-1 to lead the table on goal difference.
Egypt, which defeated the DR Congo in Cairo earlier this month, will travel to face DR Congo in a match that will likely see the winner qualify for the second round of the World Cup qualifying.
All winners of the group stage will advance to the final round of qualification, while the top eight second-place finishers will also make it to the final group stage.
The 20 teams will be split into five groups of four teams with the winner of each group earning a trip to the World Cup finals in South Africa in 2010. Panapress .