Salah scores with Egypt 639 days later

Outside the calls for Egypt in the latest international windows, Mohamed salah, after failing to score against Kenya on their return to the national team, they once again celebrated goals against the Comoros Islands after exactly 639 days without doing it with ‘The Pharaohs’.

His last victim was Uganda, who could not prevent Salah from scoring one of his team’s two goals (0-2) in the last game of the group stage of the Africa cup who played on June 30, 2019. Later, in the round of 16 against South Africa, the Liverpool forward did not score and it was not until the series of international matches in March 2021 that he played with his team again.

He had three opportunities to do so and for different reasons he did not respond to calls from his country. First, in October and November 2019 for a pair of friendlies against Botswana and Liberia. So, he agreed with the Egyptian football federation not to participate in those matches to rest.

Just a year later, an injury to his left ankle prevented him from going to the call of Egypt to play the first two days of the qualifying phase of the next Africa cup. Salah could not face Kenya and the Comoros Islands and Egypt regretted his absence with two draws.

Everything was ready for Salah’s return for the duels against Togo on November 14 and 17, 2020. However, the Egyptian star tested positive for coronavirus Nor was he able to attend the matches that his team, this time yes, won twice against Togo (1-0 and 1-3)

After six games, four officials and two friendlies, Salah put on the Egypt shirt again four days ago to face Kenya. It was not a very placid return for him. Liverpool player, who did not score and could not avoid the draw (1-1) in his visit to the Moi International Sports Center in Nairobi.

However, this Monday Salah did not leave empty in his second comeback with Egypt. In a key duel for the leadership of Group G, it was the light that guided his team to victory against the Comoros Islands (4-0). Tied on points in the standings before the opening whistle, the Salah doublet He ended a scoreless streak for his national team and propelled Egypt to a solid lead.

With both teams already with a ticket for the next Africa cup that will be disputed in Cameroon in 2022, Salah sentenced the clash to defeat one of the fashionable teams that represents a country of only 850,000 inhabitants. Salah scored the third and fourth goals for his team and closed a drought of almost two years without celebrating a goal with the t-shirt Egypt.