Salah The password of the Egyptian team to restore African glories

Egypt’s national football team is counting on its star player, Mohamed Salah, who is extraordinarily brilliant with his Liverpool team in this season, to bring back his glory in the finals of the African Cup of Nations in Cameroon, starting their first Group D match against Nigeria next Tuesday.

Salah is the top scorer in the English Premier League so far in this season with 16 goals, including his second goal against his former side Chelsea 2-2 Sunday in the local league in his last game before traveling in Cameroon.

The “Pharaohs” hold the record of titles in the continental championship with seven titles, the last of which in 2010 in Angola, when he won his third consecutive title (2006 in Egypt and 2008 in Ghana).

Egypt were absent from podiums from that point until 2017, when they reached the final and lost 1-2 to Cameroon, before exiting empty-handed. round of final price in the last edition in his home from South Africa.

Despite its continental glory, Egypt has only won twice in seven clashes with Nigeria, crowned by three titles, before the expected confrontation next Tuesday.

Unlike most of the teams that run in Cameroon, Egypt, as usual, will rely heavily on local stars, as Queiroz picked 19 local league players with just six overseas professionals, including Salah and Arsenal midfielder Mohamed Elneny.

Nigeria enters in ending with several shocks, in notably the dismissal of his German manager, Gernot Rohr, and the loss of the services of his forward, Emmanuel Denis, who applied for his license in delay, and the withdrawal of many key players due to the “Covid-19” virus and injuries, and Rohr was sacked early last month despite the leadership of the “Excellent Eagles”. In the qualifying round for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, due to disappointing qualifying results, local Agustin Iguafuin, who played the 1994 World Cup with Nigeria, was named his temporary successor.

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