Egypt wait for Salah lift-off after poor start

Egypt's forward Mohamed Salah (right) vies for the ball with Nigeria's defender Kenneth Omeruo

Egypt's forward Mohamed Salah (right) vies for the ball with Nigeria's defender Kenneth Omeruo during their Group 'D' Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) 2021 match at Stade Roumde Adjia in Garoua on January 11, 2022.

Photo credit: Daniel Beloumou Olomo | AFP 

What you need to know:

  • The Liverpool forward cut an isolated and frustrated figure as Egypt lost 1-0 to the Super Eagles in Garoua, suffering their first group stage defeat at the continental tournament since 2004
  • Salah has struggled to hit those same heights of late for his country, and is without a goal for Egypt in his last six appearances having drawn a blank so far in 2022 World Cup qualifying
  • Carlos Queiroz, hired in September to replace Hossam El Badry, admitted Egypt need to raise their level

Garoua, Cameroon 

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