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Sports World News of Sunday, 5 February 2017


Szczesny, Dzeko wish Salah 'good luck' ahead of AFCON final

AS Roma players Wojciech Szczesny and Edin Džeko wished their teammate Mohamed Salah good luck ahead of the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations final on Sunday.
Roma have been without Salah over the past few weeks as the Egypt international winger has been away on international duty, helping the Pharaohs reach the AFCON final.

The Giallorossi goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny expressed his support for Salah in a video published on AS Roma’s Facebook page, saying he wishes for Salah to score the winner in the final against Cameroon.

“Momo [Salah], we’re very sad that you’re in the final because we wanted you to come back earlier but since you’re in the final we wish you all the best,” Szczesny said.
“We hope you score the winning goal and come back happy and help us win trophies as well,” he added.

Salah scored two decisive goals for the Pharaohs in the African tournament, netting the winner against Ghana in the group stage before scoring against Burkina Faso in the semi-final.

Bosnian forward Edin Dzeko also wished the Egypt international good luck in the final, saying that they’re waiting for his return.
“We need you back as soon as possible Momo, you need to score some goals for AS Roma as well,” Dzeko said.

Roma currently sit third in the Serie A standings on 47 points, one behind second-placed Napoli, who played an extra game