Egypt’s Mohamed Salah (left) fights for the ball with DR Congo’s Meschack Elia Lina during their CAN match on Wednesday. Associated Press
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 on the international stage for the second time in 12 months.
Egypt opened the African Cup of Nations by beating outsider Zimbabwe 1-0 in Cairo on Friday, providing relief for Mohamed Salah, the host nation and the continent’s soccer bosses.
Mohamed Salah was left stunned after the hosts Egypt were ousted of the Africa Cup of Nations by South Africa in a shock defeat on Saturday. In another match, Odion Ighalo scored twice and teed up Alex Iwobi’s winning goal as Nigeria
The iconic Sharjah Cricket Stadium witnessed the carnage of CSK bowlers, who were reduced to mere cannon fodders, as Rajasthan batsmen trampled over the ambitions, if any, of the toothless bowling attack.
KKR will open their IPL 13 campaign against the Mumbai Indians at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium on Wednesday.
Rafael Nadal remains ‘number one favourite’ for Roland Garros, rival Novak Djokovic said on Monday, despite saying the Spaniard’s last-eight exit at the Italian Open showed he can be beaten on clay.