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Salah’s injury deals huge blow to Egypt’s AFCON 2023 chances

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have suffered a major setback ahead of their crucial (AFCON) final group game against , with talismanic captain ruled out due to a hamstring injury.

According to the Egyptian Federation, Salah sustained the injury during the team’s 2-2 draw against on Thursday, and will not be available for selection in the upcoming match. The federation released a statement confirming that the forward has a hamstring strain, which will keep him sidelined for at least two matches.

“The injury of Mo Salah with a strain in the hamstring muscle will cause him to miss two matches in the Africa Cup of against Cape Verde and in the Round of 16 in the case of qualification,” the statement read.


Salah, who has been in excellent form this season, scoring 14 goals and providing eight assists, was expected to lead Egypt’s charge towards the title. However, his absence will be a blow to the team’s chances, especially considering their underwhelming performance in the group stages so far.

With only two points from their first two games, Egypt need a win against Cape Verde to progress to the knockout stages. The task becomes even more daunting without their star player, who scored a penalty against to salvage a late point in their opening game.

The loss of Salah comes at a critical time for Egypt, who are seeking to regain their status as African football powerhouses. The Pharaohs have won the AFCON title a record seven times, but their last triumph dates back to 2010.

In the meantime, fans across Egypt and beyond have taken to social media to express their disappointment and support for Salah. Many have wished him a speedy recovery, while others have called for the team to rally around his absence and secure a victory in his honour.

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