Kenya Prepare for Mo Salah Test


Kenyan defenders will have to come up with a game plan to tame an in-form but unsettled Mohammed Salah when Egypt comes calling in a 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier at the Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani, on March 25.

The Liverpool forward is experiencing a rich vein of form in the English Premier League this season but has also been cited in a number of issues off the field.

Having finished top scorer two seasons ago, Salah has continued his scoring streak with one of his goals against Leicester City recently nominated for the Premier League goal of the month in February.

That goal ensured he remained top scorer in the English premier league this season, with 17 goals in 28 matches.

The 2018 African player of the year is certain to be the most lethal threat in the Kenyan goal, with Victor Wanyama, Kenneth Muguna, Brian Mandela and goalkeeper Patrick Matasi expected to work extra hard in containing him.

The left-footed Salah favors playing on the right-wing and uses his pace to beat defenders on the flank, with his blistering pace, before cutting in to curl the ball on target from long range.

But Salah has also had his fair share of challenges. He lost possession in his own half leading to Fulham’s goal in his team’s 1-0 loss at the weekend. He also appeared frustrated when substituted against Sheffield United last week. He has gone four games without scoring in the league.

Kenya currently lies 3rd in Group G behind Egypt and Comoros who lead the pool with 8 points from 4 games.

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