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Real Madrid legend Michael Salgado on Egypt's 2019 Africa Cup of Nations Qualifier win over Niger

Posted: 10 September 2018 Time: 12:03

Egypt assistant coach Michel Salgado heaped praise on the African giants after their 6-0 thrashing of Niger, which saw Mohamed Salah miss two penalties while still contributing to four of the goals.

In a fixture that marked a new era for the African giants, Egypt cruised past Niger at Borg Al Arab stadium in manager Javier Aguirre's first game in charge.

The former Mexico boss was handed the reigns of the Pharaohs after Hector Cuper's sacking, following a winless 2018 FIFA World Cup campaign in Russia.

And they got off the perfect start with attacking talisman Mohamed Salah netting twice and assisting a further two goals - despite a couple of spot-kicks. 

Following the win, assistant coach Salgado had his say about the attacking display.

"We picked a good number of players and worked hard to get the result. Our performance was good and we definitely deserved the win," he said after the game, as quoted by KingFut.

"We aimed to control the match and it was a perfect first result for us. Egyptian footballers have got many good abilities."

Salgado went on to discuss his new job under the former Atletico Madrid coach.

"Aguirre has reached the pinnacle of experience in world football. I know a lot about him and we have an understanding regarding the national team."

Egypt's next outing will see them host Swaziland on October 10.

Article by: Staff Reporter
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