Salah presence provides great value to the Pharaohs: Vitoria

Ahram Online , Tuesday 9 Jan 2024

Egypt coach Rui Vitoria emphasized the significance of Mohamed Salah to the Pharaohs, highlighting how his presence contributed to the team's growth.

Egypt s forward Mohamed Salah. AFP
Egypt s forward Mohamed Salah. AFP


As Egypt prepare for the upcoming Nations Cup in Cote d'Ivoire, they rely on their Liverpool star to help secure their eighth continental title, the first since 2010.

Vitoria expressed admiration for Salah, describing him as a top-class player and a true leader who supports his teammates in all aspects of the game.

The coach believes that Salah's involvement raises the team's standards and greatly aids in its development.

Salah, in his fourth attempt at the Nations Cup, dreams of winning the continental title for the first time in his career.

However, Vitoria acknowledged that the Pharaohs face strong competition for the title, considering the high quality of many participating teams.

"Africa boasts numerous high-quality teams, with many players performing in the top five world championships. It's a reality," Vitoria added.

While the coach expressed the team's desire to win, he also acknowledged the realistic perspective of having a developing team.

Despite the challenging nature of the competition, Vitoria expressed confidence and concluded that the team remains focused on their goal.

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