Cairo (AFP) Deep in Egypt’s Nile Delta region, the children of Nagrig village have a clear goal in life: they want to become football stars like Mohamed Salah, Liverpool’s top scorer and Africa’s top player. Salah, who hails from their village, has been one of the sensations of the Premier League since joining Liverpool — his goal in the victory against Southampton on Sunday was his 29th of the season. Further enhancing his status as a national hero, Salah played a key role in leading Egypt to the World CupRead More
Paris (AFP) Prolific Egyptian Mohamed Salah scored again and Ivorian teenager Yann Karamoh made a dream first Serie A start in the major European leagues at the weekend. Salah raised his season total for Liverpool to 29 in all competitions by notching the second goal in a 2-0 English Premier League win at Southampton. Karamoh created the first goal and scored the winner for Inter Milan as they ended a two-month win drought with a 2-1 victory over nine-man Bologna. ENGLAND MOHAMED SALAH (Liverpool) The Egypt winger was at hisRead More
Johannesburg (AFP) Uncapped backs Warrick Gelant and Lukhanyo Am were included Sunday in a 34-man South Africa squad for a four-Test tour of Europe during November and December. The Springboks face Ireland in Dublin on November 11, France in Paris on November 18, Italy in Padova on November 25 and Wales in Cardiff on December 2. Full-back Gelant and outside centre Am are among four selections yet to be capped — the others being scrum-half Louis Schreuder and number eight Daniel du Preez. South Africa are short of “x-factor” backsRead More