Injured Liverpool star Mohamed Salah defied his club and captained Egypt to a 2023 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying victory over Guinea in Cairo at the weekend, according to national coach Ehab Galal.
Egyptian national team assistant coach Roger De Sa believes the DStv Premiership is quickly catching up to the North African leagues, pointing to Mamelodi Sundowns’ growth into “the strongest team in Africa”.
While the World Cup in Qatar later this year is sure to be a star-studded event, there will be some big names missing from the action.
Catch up with the highlights and reactions from a frantic night of World Cup playoff action which saw Senegal, Cameroon, Ghana, Morocco and Algeria book their places at the finals.
Liverpool star Sadio Mane converted the winning penalty on Tuesday to take African champions Senegal to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar at the expense of Egypt, while Ghana, Tunisia and Morocco also booked their places in the finals on a frantic night of play-off action.
Prolific Liverpool scorer Mohamed Salah was the architect of the only goal as Egypt edged Senegal 1-0 in Cairo on Friday in a high-profile World Cup play-off first leg.
Watch as Egypt assistant coach Roger de Sa praised Mohamed Salah ahead of their crucial Fifa World Cup qualifier first leg clash against Senegal on Friday evening.
Egypt captain Mohamed Salah has vowed to avenge an Africa Cup of Nations final loss last month to Sadio Mane-inspired Senegal when they clash again on Friday in a 2022 World Cup play-off.
In what is an evolving and growing rivalry, Egyptian giants Al Ahly have looked to up the ante for their Caf Champions League match against Mamelodi Sundowns by calling for fans to be allowed in the stadium.
Mamelodi Sundowns endured a difficult afternoon in Egypt as they were held to a goalless draw by Al Merreikh in their Caf Champions League Group A clash on Saturday afternoon.