Illness may spare Bafana from facing superstar Salah

2019-07-05 10:42
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Cape Town - Egypt and Liverpool superstar Mohamed Salah could miss the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) last 16 tie against Bafana Bafana due to illness.

Salah sat out of practice on Thursday with a cold and it is unclear whether he will be passed fit to face South Africa on Saturday, July 6 in Cairo.

According to Egyptian news provider Kingfut, the forward is a doubt for the encounter which will come as good news for coach Stuart Baxter and his team.

The 27-year-old is a world-class performer having hit 71 goals in 104 appearances for Liverpool over two seasons.

In addition, the Nagrig-born player has two goals in three matches at AFCON and is most certainly a threat if he was to feature against South Africa.

Bafana left-back Sifiso Hlanti will be hopeful that Salah does miss out as he is set to mark the right-sided forward in the game.

This weekend's clash between the two sides is set to take place in the Egyptian capital at the Cairo International Stadium.

Kick-off is at 21:00 SA time.

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