The Egyptian fans have been praised for their civilized behavior after the game of their national team against Zimbabwe on Friday evening. Hosts Egypt began their African Cup of nations campaign in fine style by beating Zimbabwe 1-0 at the Cairo International Stadium، but it was their fans who earned most praise in the aftermath.
Dozens of supporters stayed behind to gather litter into boxes long after the final whistle had gone in the match. One supporter claimed: 'This is the real Egypt... this is the beautiful morals bravo.'
Another said he had 'total respect for them'.
Egypt are looking to go one better than their defeat by Cameroon in the 2017 Cup of Nations final، Nicolas Nkoulou and Vincent Aboubakar cancelling out Mohamed Elneny's opener. Mahmoud Hassan، known as Trezeguet، hit a first-half strike to ensure they took full points from their first match، with group stage games against Uganda and DR Congo to come.
With Premier League stars Elneny and Mohamed Salah in their side، plus Aston Villa's Ahmed Elmohamady and Ahmed Hegazi of West Brom، The Pharoahs will be confident of success The match was attended by a packed crowd of 70،000، with many queuing for up to 12 hours before kick off، but volunteers ensured the ground was left spotless afterwards.