Bob Bradley's Egypt rebounds, tops Zambia in friendly

Thursday November 14th, 2013

Bob Bradley Bob Bradley's Egypt bounced back from its lopsided loss to Ghana with a 2-0 victory over Zambia on Thursday. (Hussein Malla/AP)

Bob Bradley's time as Egypt's national team manager sure appears to be nearing its end, but the former U.S. national team boss oversaw a bounce-back performance on Thursday while still in charge of the African side.

In preparation for the second leg of Egypt's African World Cup qualifying playoff series with Ghana -- one in which Egypt trails 6-1 on aggregate after the first leg -- the Pharaohs topped 2012 Africa Cup of Nations winner Zambia 2-0 in Cairo behind first-half goals from Amr Zaki and Rami Rabia.

Bradley, whose position as Egypt boss was put in question after the first-leg Ghana loss despite his commitment to the national team amid a tumultuous period in the country's history, will hope for a grander performance on Tuesday, when Egypt hosts Ghana in the second leg in Cairo. It would take a 5-0 miracle (or a six-goal win if Ghana scores) against the vaunted Black Stars for Egypt to advance to its first World Cup since 1990.

Here are highlights of the goals from Thursday's victory:

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