Salah shows up for Egypt, Nigeria through to Cup of Nations last 16

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Mohamed Salah got back among the goals for Egypt as the record seven-time champions beat Guinea-Bissau after Nigeria secured their place in the last 16 of the Africa Cup of Nations. Salah’s first-time finish at the back post in the 69th minute in Garoua got his and Egypt’s campaign in Cameroon up and running after they had lost 1-0 to Nigeria in their opening Group D game.

However, Guinea-Bissau were left fuming after a stunning 82nd-minute strike by Mama Balde was ruled out following a VAR review.

Carlos Queiroz’s Egypt, who also hit the wood-work three times, now need only draw their last group game against neighbours Sudan in Yaounde on Wednesday to guarantee safe passage to the last 16. “It was a really tough game and we were a little bit lucky with the foul,” Salah admitted to broad-casters.—AFP

 

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