Liverpool have been left sweating on the fitness of Mohamed Salah after the forward was seen in a protective boot while away with Egypt. Salah will not play for his country in matches against Kenya and Comoros and was seen in the boot at a training session. The 27-year-old has had an ankle issue since early October
Egypt have left Mohamed Salah out for their upcoming friendly against Botswana, as they manage the Liverpool forward’s fitness after a busy start to the season. Salah was initially named among new manager Hossam El-Badry’s squad for the October international break, having also been handed the captaincy. This came after suggestions of a rift between the 27-year-old
Madagascar reached its first African Cup of Nations on Tuesday, also becoming the first team to qualify for next year’s continental championship. Senegal and Egypt soon sealed their spots as well, despite playing without injured stars Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah. This was Madagascar’s 20th attempt at qualifying for the African Cup.
Egypt’s assistant coach says Mohamed Salah’s injury “doesn’t look serious” after the Liverpool forward limped off late in an African Cup of Nations qualifier against Swaziland. Salah scored direct from a corner in Egypt’s 4-1 win but went down with what appeared to be a leg injury in the 88th minute