02 Feb 2022 | 13:06 | Football
Mohamed Salah affirmed that Nigeria’s elimination in the round of 16 of the Africa Cup of Nations is proof that this year’s tournament is of high quality.
At the top of the group with the maximum number of points, many fans and experts are predicting that the Super Eagles will continue and have a chance to win the championship. Instead, they were eliminated from the tournament at the hands of Tunisia in the round of 16, losing 0-1.
This is good news for Salah’s Egypt, which has just won tickets to the semi-finals, when they have one less heavyweight opponent. However, the Liverpool striker said that being able to progress to the fourth round of the strongest teams was difficult: “Nigeria used to be the best team in the group stage and then they lost. So you never. predicting any match. It’s difficult for everyone. Algeria have lost since the group stage, won it last time, and they have a great team.”
“Senegal qualified with a goal, I’m not saying that’s a bad thing, just to say it’s a very difficult tournament.”
Both Salah and Sadio Mane are likely to reach the final game of the tournament early next week. They will not play in the FA Cup this weekend.