Egypt's Kouka suffers a bruised ankle

Mahmoud Sheleib, Monday 1 Jul 2019,
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Ahmed Hassan Kouka
Cairo International Stadium, Cairo, Egypt - June 30, 2019 Egypt's Ahmed Hassan Kouka leaves the pitch after sustaining an injury (Photo: Reuters)

Egypt national team striker Ahmed "Kouka" Hassan has been confirmed to be out of action for a week after an injury during Sunday's game between Egypt and Uganda, the Egyptian Football Federation (EFA) announced.

The 26-year-old striker sustained an ankle injury and received treatment at the 20th minute of the game after being accidently kicked by an Uganda player, but unfortunately was substituted 5 minutes later since he wasn't able to continue the game.

"Medical scans have shown that Kouka suffers from a strong bruised ankle and he will be out of comission for 7 to 5 days with his treatment program starting yesterday," read a statement by the EFA released on Monday.

Egypt has defeated Uganda 2-0 on Sunday, by the goals of Mohamed Salah, and Ahmed Elmohamady, assuring the lead of Group 1 with 3 victories.

Egypt will also play their remaining games at the Nations Cup with only two goalkeepers after third-choice goalie Mahmoud Gennesh ruptured an Achilles tendon during a training session on Friday.

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