Egypt’s Salah vows to avenge Senegal defeat in World Cup playoff

Ahram Online , Monday 7 Feb 2022

Egypt’s skipper Mohamed Salah vowed to avenge the Africa Cup of Nations final defeat against Senegal when both teams face off in two highly anticipated clashes next month in the World Cup playoff.

Egypt s forward Mohamed Salah looks on during the Africa Cup of Nations (CAN) 2021 final football match between Senegal and Egypt at Stade d Olembe in Yaounde on February 6, 2022. AFP

Playing their 10th final, the seven-time African Champions lost to Senegal on penalties 4-2 on Sunday after a scoreless draw.

“We have played four matches, 120 minutes each, in approximately 12 days. Of course, it’s a difficult situation for us psychologically, but now it’s over,” Salah appeared in a video circulated on Monday talking to his teammates in the dressing room.

“We have another round next month, and we will take our revenge from them,” he concluded.

Egypt's Sports and Youth Minister Ashraf Sobhy appeared in the video praising the players' performance, commitment, and determination.

Egypt has been paired with Senegal in the third and final round of the World Cup playoffs in a two-legged tie. The Pharaohs will host the Teranga Lions in Cairo on 24 March and the return leg is set to be played in Senegal on 29 March. 

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