Egypt 2-0 DRC: Salah scores, Congo eliminated

Carrie Guzman
June 27, 2019

The midfielder missed the opener through injury but is hopeful of returning on Wednesday.

But Egypt's other talented wideman, Kasimpasa ace Trezeguet, ensured the Pharaohs' profligacy would not cost it as his strike shortly before half-time earned his side a 1-0 win in Cairo.

Egypt's national team assistant coach Hany Ramzy has talked about the team's preparations ahead of their clash with DR Congo in the African Cup of Nations.

The Egyptians though wrapped the evening's work at the expense of the DRC, who are the first side to exit the tournament.

"We watched DR Congo's game against Uganda and we are anticipating an attacking approach from them because they lost their fist game", Ramzy added.

"We are looking at an improvement against DR Congo", Javier said. We want to qualify for the next round.

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"We considered using him as a striker against Zimbabwe from the game's start, but Salah was not in top form physically due to his long season with Liverpool so he started in his regular post". We're playing Egypt and if we don't win we'll try to get a draw.

- Salah has been involved in five of Egypt's last eight goals at the Africa Cup of Nations (three goals, two assists).

Bakambu boasted a good goal return during his time with Bursaspor and Villarreal in European football.

The decision to remove Warda, who plays for Greek club PAOK, was announced on the day Egypt play DR Congo.

Mohamed El Shenawy produced an excellent sprawling second-half save to claw out a Jacques Maghoma header, but despite an improvement on a horror first outing, DR Congo now know they must beat Zimbabwe in their final game in order to possibly advance as one of the four best third-place finishers. It was in the semifinal of the 1974 edition (3-2), when the Leopards last won the AFCON.

Florent Ibenge's men will battle zimbabwe in their last group match as Egypt entertain Uganda who sit second.

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