Liverpool forward Mohammed Salah was on target as Egypt defeated Malawi 2-0 in Afcon qualification.
The 30-year-old led his team and later scored his first goal for Egypt since September, which allowed him to join a select group of seven players. Salah became just the seventh African player to score 50 or more goals in men’s international football thanks to his first-time strike close to the penalty spot. Egypt won the game 2-0.
Godfrey Chitalu (Zambia), Kinnah Phiri (Malawi), Hossam Hassan (Egypt), Didier Drogba (Ivory Coast), Samuel Eto’o (Cameroon), and Asamoah Gyan(Ghana) were the six athletes to accomplish the accomplishment before Salah. However, Salah’s night didn’t end with his own goal, as he also assisted Omar Marmoush on Egypt’s second goal to finish the game and guarantee first place in their qualification group.
Egypt won its first meaningful game under manager Rui Vitoria, and the victory was significant after the team had earned three points from two qualifiers in June of the previous year.