Mohammad Salah scores as Egypt book place in last 16


Mohammad Salah scores as Egypt book place in last 16 .Pic Twitter AFCON

The Egyptian ‘King’ Mohammad Salah was on scoring sheet as Egypt beat Uganda 2-0 to emerge as group winners and book place in the final 16 of the Africa Cup of Nations.

The Liverpool striker Mohammad Salah scored his second goal of the league with a free-kick in the 36th minute after Egypt withstood a bright start by Uganda, and Aston Villa defender Ahmed El Mohamady doubled the Pharaohs’ lead in first-half stoppage time.

The result helped group winner Egypt to move on from the headlines regarding Amr Warda, who will return to contention for a place in Javier Aguirre’s team after the Egyptian Football Association overturned the decision to expel him from the squad for alleged sexual harassment.

DR Congo’s win over Zimbabwe means second-placed Uganda progresses to the knockout stages of this competition for the first time in 41 years, having last done so in 1978 when they were the eventual runners-up.


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