Egypt’s Mohamed Salah walks in dejection at the end of the Africa Cup of Nations match against South Africa on Saturday. Associated Press
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.
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.
Mohamed Salah scored his first goal of the Africa Cup of Nations as hosts Egypt secured a place in the last 16 on Wednesday with a 2-0 win over the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Openers Abid Ali and Abdullah Shafique each hit unbeaten half-centuries to put Pakistan just 93 runs away from registering a victory over Bangladesh in the first Test in Chittagong on Monday.
In conjunction with the celebrations of the 50th UAE National Day, and the progress the sports sector has achieved during these five decades, the Ajman Department of Tourism Development will host the fifth edition of Ride Ajman 2021 in collaboration with Endurance Sports Services.
Rashid Centre for People of Determination and The First Group have joined hands to launch ‘7 Emirates Cycle Challenge’ to mark the UAE’s Golden Jubilee celebrations.
In another exciting development, the Abu Dhabi Sports Council has announced an array of top international swimmers confirmed to participate in the FINA World Swimming Championships (25m), bringing world-class star power for spectators to enjoy in Abu Dhabi.