After Egypt Ensured Kenya Failed to Qualify AFCON, Mohamed Salah Surprises Harambee Stars

After Egypt Ensured Kenya Failed to Qualify AFCON, Mohamed Salah Surprises Harambee Stars

- Mohamed Salah was part of the Egyptian squad that played a 1-1 draw with Kenya in Nairobi

- The Pharaohs of Egypt as well as Comoros have qualified for AFCON 2021 showpiece

- Salah visited Kenya’s dressing room after their game and presented his jersey to Kenneth Muguna

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The Pharaohs of Egypt have qualified for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations after holding the Harambee Stars of Kenya to a 1-1 draw in Nairobi.

An amazing gesture by Mohamed Salah saw the Liverpool forward visit the opposition team in their locker room to commend them for their hard-fought battle.

Kenya failed to qualify for the tournament proper, but despite firing a blank in the encounter, Salah saw his side go through with a game left.

The Harambee Stars wished him well in the tournament proper while the superstar forward returned the compliment, wishing them good luck in the future.

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He also gave his match shirt to midfielder Kenneth Muguna who impressed in the encounter.

Egypt play Comoros, who have also qualified, on Monday to decide who finishes top of Group G; the Africa Cup of Nations, the showpiece will take place in January 2022.

Salah had four bodyguards with him on arrival at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport at the request from the Egyptian Football Association.

The security men ensured the Premier League superstar was not mobbed by the fans who came to welcome him after his arrival.

It was gathered that the hefty men were dressed in black suits and were assigned to the former Chelsea star via the Egyptian embassy in Kenya.

After Egypt ensured Kenya failed to qualify AFCON, forward Mohamed Salah surprises Harambee Stars
Mohamed Salah inspired Egypt to qualify for AFCON. Photo: Cima Masr
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It is claimed that only the 2018/19 UEFA Champions League winner was handed private security after it was requested by the Egyptian Football Association.

Meanwhile, earlier reported that Comoros made history after qualifying for the 33rd edition of the Africa Cup of Nations staging in Cameroon next year.

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The East African country booked its spot in the continental championship earlier this week after playing a 0-0 draw with Kenya at the Stade Omnisports de Malouzini.

As it stands, they are second on the log with nine points after five games - the same as Egypt who are the most successful nation in the history of the tournament with seven titles.

Babajide Orevba is a digital publishing expert, an avid sports content thinker, researcher and writer. He is a graduate of Guidance and Counselling, having bagged his B.SC (ED) from the Ekiti State University. He can be reached on Twitter @JideOrevba


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