Senegal’s Sadio Mane labels Egypt’s Mohamed Salah an incredible player – 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers

Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah (R) celebrates with teammate Sadio Mane

Phumzile Ngcatshe

Wednesday Nov 15, 2017. 18:00

Senegalese and Liverpool forward Sadio Mane says he enjoys playing alongside his Egyptian teammate Mohamed Salah in the English Premier League.

The Reds player says he expects more to come from the Pharaohs international as they continue to terrorise defenders in the EPL.

Salah, who joined the Premier League team from Serie A side AS Roma during the summer transfer window, has adapted quickly to life at Anfield Stadium under manager Jurgen Klopp.

He has netted 12 goals in just 17 games with the Reds in all competitions and the Lions of Teranga international has labelled him as incredible.

“Mo is a great lad and an incredible player,” Mane told

“It is good that he has settled in so easily and there is so much more still to come from him. We get on well and I enjoy playing with him, but that’s the same with everyone. We have a very exciting team and we all want to help the club be successful.

“It doesn’t matter to me which position I have to be in because I have played in all the attacking roles – right, left, as the No.10, second striker and No.9,” the 25-year-old adds.

“My job is the same wherever I am on the pitch – I have to always be an option, to be aggressive and direct, to be a defender too and to help us play quicker.”

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Egypt’s Usama Nabih would prefer to face Brazil in Russia – 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers

epa06186696 Egyptian player Mohamed Salah (L) in action against Uganda player Joseph Ochaya (R) during the FIFA World Cup 2018 qualifying soccer match between Egypt and Uganda at Borg Al Arab stadium in Alexandria, Egypt, 05 September 2017 EPA/KHALED ELFIQI

Phumzile Ngcatshe

Friday Oct 13, 2017. 15:30

According to Egypt’s assistant coach Usama Nabih, he would prefer to face Brazil in the 2018 FIFA World Cup group stages rather than Germany or Spain.

The Pharaohs right-hand man to coach Hector Cuper claims the Selecao plays a more open game than the European giants, Spain and Germany.

Egypt made history when they booked a spot at the global tournament following a 28-year absence and will hope to do well.


“Brazil plays open football that would allow us to use empty spaces in the field to make counter attacks, but Germany or Spain are more organised tactically,” Nabih told an Egyptian sports show.

“The ability to qualify for the next stage of the World Cup depends on the group opponents the draw will reveal on December 1.”

The African giants will finish their qualifying campaign by playing against Ghana away in Accra in a dead rubber after they topped Group E with 12 points.

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West Brom capture Egypt’s Ahmed Hegazy – 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers – Africa

Phakamani Mahlambi of Bidvets Wits challenged by Ahmed Hegazy of Al Ahly during the 2017 Caf Champions League match between Bidvest Wits v Al Ahly at the Bidvest Stadium, South Africa on 19 March 2017 ©Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix

Phumzile Ngcatshe

Tuesday Jul 18, 2017. 14:30

English Premier League side West Bromwich Albion have signed Egyptian defender Ahmed Hegazy on a 12-month loan deal.

The Pharaohs central defender joins from Egyptian Premier League champions, Al Ahly, where he spent two years after leaving Italian club Fiorentina in 2015 following an injury-hit spell.

It is reported that the Baggies have the option to sign the 26-year-old on a permanent deal at the end of the loan period.


“He’s a good addition. He’s got good pedigree and played for some good clubs,” said manager Tony Pulis.

“If he does well, we’ve already agreed a final deal. It’s really, really good for us.”

Hegazy was named in the team of the tournament at the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations, where Egypt finished as runners-up to Cameroon.

Although he is still awaiting international clearance papers, the defender is in Hong Kong to link up with the West Brom squad before their Premier League Asia Trophy game against Leicester City on Wednesday.

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