Egypt says Salah to miss two Cup of Nations qualifiers

Egypt says Salah to miss two Cup of Nations qualifiers
Updated 13 November 2019

Egypt says Salah to miss two Cup of Nations qualifiers

Egypt says Salah to miss two Cup of Nations qualifiers

CAIRO: Egypt’s soccer federation says Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah will miss two Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.
Salah has an ankle injury and was ruled out of the Egyptian squad for games against Kenya on Thursday and Comoros on Monday.
The federation’s statement says Egypt coach Hossam El-Badry met with Salah, who stressed his commitment to play for the Pharaohs. That’s despite occasionally strained relations with the federation that go back to the World Cup in Russia last year.
Salah watched his teammates train near Alexandria on Tuesday with the federation tweeting a photo of Salah wearing a protective boot on his left foot.
The 27-year-old Salah has struggled with a nagging ankle injury the last month. He started and scored in Premier League leaders Liverpool’s 3-1 win over defending champions Manchester City on Sunday, coming off in the 87th minute.
Egypt are in Group G, which also includes Togo.