Ghanaian midfielder Solomon Mensah joined the action after recess and played a pivotal role for Aswan SC as they edged pass Al Masry to book a semi-final berth in the Egyptian Cup on Monday evening.
Aswan SC emerged victors via 5-4 on penalties in an intense quarter-final game which ended 2-2 after extra time.
Al Masry took an eary lead in the 8th minute through an own goal from Aswan’s Ahmed Abdel Aziz Ibrahim.
Islam Salah doubled the advantage for Al Masry five minutes after recess.
In the last five minutes of the game, Amr Reda pulled one back in the 89th minute before Hamza Magdi grabbed the much needed leveller on the 90+3 minute to send the game into extra time and eventually penalties after no goals.
Nigerian Austin Amutu missed Al Masry’s third kick as Aswan converted all five kicks.
The win means Aswan will play in the semi-final for the first time as they wait for the winner between Zamalek and Misr Lel Makkasa.
Mensah replaced Mohamed Osama in the 95th minute and has gone to make 17 appearances and assisted once for Aswan.
By: Linus Siaw Nartey