Having scored the lone goal that secured the Pharaohs of Egypt their first maximum points in the ongoing TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations, Mohamed Salah has pledged that he and his colleagues will do whatever within their realm to ensure their qualification to the round of 16.
The Liverpool forward volleyed Amro El Soulia’s cross beyond the reach of Djutus keeper Mendes in the 69th minutes, but survived a late scare as Guinea-Bissau had a late goal disallowed following on field video assistant referee review.
“We have a new coach and new generation. After the defeat against Nigeria we had to rearrange ourselves,” Salah said in a post match interview.
“We will fight in this tough competition and believe in our chances and where we can go,” he added.
According to the head coach of Egypt [Carlos Queiroz] the win will take off pressure from his players:
“This win is for Egyptian fans who believed in their team. After four days of pressure the players has shown their strong character and rebounded in a good way.
“We deserved to win by a bigger margin, but luck was not on our side. We will be better game by game.”