Shame and ‘disgust’ as Salah, Egypt flop at Cup of Nations

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Shame and ‘disgust’ as Salah, Egypt flop at Cup of Nations

The Liverpool star was powerless to stop the Pharaohs suffering humiliation at the hands of Bafana Bafana

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After his tale of redemption with Liverpool this season, Mohamed Salah was instead left in disbelief once more as Egypt crashed out of their own Africa Cup of Nations, an exit that triggered an immediate clearout within the country’s football association.

While Salah helped lead his club to a sixth European Cup triumph in June, a year on from an injury forcing him out of the final, he was powerless to stop the Pharaohs suffering humiliation, at the hands of Bafana Bafana, on the international stage for the second time in 12 months.

The forward arrived here full of promise – his mood and fitness in sharp contrast to this time last June when his shoulder was injured as he was wrestled to the ground by Real Madrid’s Sergio Ramos in the 3-1 loss in the 2018 Champions League final in Kiev...

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