Egypt will fight in every game to win AFCON title: Mostafa Mohamed

Ahmed Abd El Rasoul , Saturday 13 Jan 2024

Egypt striker Mostafa Mohamed stressed that his team must fight in every game of this ‘difficult’ African Cup of Nations to return home with the precious title.

Mostafa Mohamed
Egypt s forward Mostafa Mohamed attends a press conference at the palais de la Culture in Abidjan on January 13, 2024 on the eve of the Africa Cup of Nations (CAN) 2024 football match between Egypt and Mozambique. AFP

The Pharaohs have been drawn in Group B alongside Ghana, Mozambique, and Cape Verde.

“The African Cup is a difficult competition and our target is to win the title. We want to win every single game, but this won’t happen if we didn’t fight and take every game seriously,” the Nantes striker said in a press conference on Saturday.

“To win the title you shouldn’t look farther than the next game,” he added.

Egypt will launch their campaign against Mozambique on Sunday 14 January, before facing Ghana four days later, with Cape Verde set to be their last group fixture on 22 January.

The 26-year old Mohamed refused to underestimate the opening game opponent, hailing the existence of team skipper and Liverpool star winger Mohamed Salah.

“There is no easy game as the African football developed a lot,” the former Zamalek player said.

“We are lucky for having a player with a big value like Mohamed Salah as he helps the team with his experiences. We are all united and fighting together to fulfill our dream,” he concluded.

Egypt are looking to claim their 8th title and first since 2010.

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