Tue 11 January 2022 | 19:14

Salah fails to help Egypt against Nigeria

Nigeria manages to defeat Egypt in their opener in Group D in the Africa Cup of Nations.


faced their biggest opponent in Group D in the Africa Cup of Nations in their first game in the tournament, and they passed the test successfully defeating


despite the presence of their high-profile forward

Mohamed Salah

, who failed to lead the seven-time champions to a victory at the beginning of their adventure in African continental competition.

Nigeria dominated the opposition in the entire time, and

Carlos Queiroz’s

men didn’t seem to be able to stand against Nigeria’s pressure, especially in the first half, and Nigeria managed to score the game’s only goal in the 30th minute of the game when

Kelechi Iheanacho

aimed for the top-right corner and

Mohamed El-Shenawy

couldn’t do anything about it.

Although Egypt was one goal down, they didn’t show so much enthusiasm in the second half too, and Nigeria started the game with much more pressure, they even had the chance to double the lead with

Taiwo Awoniyi’s

strong header, but El-Shenawy didn’t disappoint the fans for the second time and saved the ball right on the line.

Egypt will face Guinea-Bissau in their second match while Nigeria gets the chance to secure their progress against Sudan in their next game.

source: SportMob

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