Djibouti coach praises 'wonderful' Salah ahead of Egypt clash

Ahram Online , Wednesday 15 Nov 2023

Djibouti manager Abdourahman Okieh heaped praise on Liverpool's Egyptian forward Mohamed Salah ahead of Thursday's clash between the two teams in the Group A World Cup qualifiers opener.

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


During the pre-match news conference, Okieh highlighted the importance of focusing on various aspects when facing Egypt, with the most significant being the presence of one of Africa's best players, Mohamed Salah.

"We are dealing with a player who plays every three or four days and scores wonderful goals," Okieh said

"Certainly, we have a strategy and a plan to stop him, but I am uncertain about the outcome and whether we will be successful or not."

The Djibouti boss stressed that aside from Salah, the Pharaohs have many talented players.

He added that his team will give their all to achieve a positive result against Egypt.

"It will be a tough game, but we are not here for tourism. We will fight to earn a positive result," Okieh asserted.

"We will be facing the best team on the continent and one of the best teams in the world. I am fully aware that our mission against them will be extremely challenging." he concluded. 

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