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2021 AFCON: ‘We’re Here to Win Trophy’ – Salah Warns Ahead of Nigeria Game

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Liverpool forward, Mohamed Salah has elucidated that his country, Egypt is ready to lift the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON).

The Pharaohs have raised Afcon title seven times as record has it.

However, the 29-year-old forward did not win any of the seven titles with his country.

The forward was on the brink of winning the trophy in February 2017, but his side was too unfortunate to have succumbed to 2-1 defeat against Cameroon at Stade de l’Amitié, Libreville in the final.

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Egypt started the game well and took a 1–0 lead through Mohamed Elneny after 22 minutes but the game was upturned through Nicolas Nkoulou’s equalizer at an hour-mark before Vincent Aboubakar found the late winner for Senegal.

However, after another dissatisfactory outing on home soil in 2019, Salah’s team now emerge one of the front-runners in the imminent Afcon tournament to hold in Cameroon.

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In group ‘D’, Egypt will first come in confrontation with the Super Eagles of Nigeria on Tuesday, 11th before clashing with Sudan and Guinea-Bissau.

Also Read: AFCON 2021: Eguavoen Names Two Super Eagles Stars to Miss

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Salah took to his Instagram to write (in Arabic): “The road is not easy, but we will fight to come back with the cup. Stay behind us #EncourageEgypt.”

Meanwhile, the Super Eagles have so far won 8x and drawn 5x in 18 meetings with Egypt.

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