Egypt wait for Salah lift-off after poor AFCON start

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Fri, 2022-01-14 06:12

GAROUA, Cameroon: Egypt will expect more from star man Mohamed Salah against Guinea-Bissau as the record seven-time champions attempt to bounce back from an opening loss to Nigeria at the Africa Cup of Nations.
The Liverpool forward cut an isolated and frustrated figure as Egypt lost 1-0 to the Super Eagles in Garoua, suffering their first group stage defeat at the continental tournament since 2004.
It could be argued there is no better player in the world right now than the 29-year-old forward, who has scored 54 times for Liverpool since the start of last season.

Egypt's Mohamed Salah in action in front of Nigeria's Kenneth Omeruo during the African Cup of Nations Group D soccer match between Egypt and Nigeria in Garoua, Cameroon, ON Jan. 11, 2022. (AP Photo/Footografiia)
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