Mohammad Salah scores as Egypt book place in last 16

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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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