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CAIRO – 13 October 2018: Mohamed Salah, Liverpool and Egypt national team winger, will not be available for the national team clash against eSwatini at 2019 African Cup of Nations qualifiers.
The national team manager, Javier Aguiree, ruled the winger out of the team journey to eSwatini after he suffered a muscle injury during the first game against eSwatini in Cairo on Friday night and he left the pitch injured two minutes before the final whistle.
Salah led the national team to defeat eSwatini 4-1 and he scored the fourth goal at the last minute of the first half from a direct corner kick.
“We hope a quick recovery for Salah but we have many players that can replace him at the second game.” Egypt national team coach, Hany Ramzy, told press after the game.
Amr Tarek, national team defender, also suffered an injury during the game and Aguiree blamed the condition of El Salam Stadium’s pitch for the players’ injuries at the press conference after the game.
Egypt plays in Group J alongside Tunisia, Niger and eSwatini and they are at the second position at the group after two victories and a loss against Tunisia.