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Sports News of Monday, 11 December 2017

Source: citifmonline.com

Kwesi Appiah labels Egypt 'the Salah team'

Black Stars head coach Kwesi Appiah believes the Pharoah’s of Egypt are a “one man team” and must look to address the situation or face early elimination from the Russia 2018 World Cup.

Hector Cuper and his charges have been drawn in Group A of the World Cup alongside host nation Russia,Saudi Arabia and South American powerhouse Uruguay.

The Pharoah’s have in recent times become heavily dependent on the goals of pacy winger Mohammed Salah and this manifested in the qualifying series where he scored 5 of the 8 goals during the campaign.

Appiah feels this dependence will make Egypt easy to figure out.

“We played Egypt but as I said all the time all their attacking machinery is dependent on one player.

“This is not the best because once he is closed down then this becomes a problem.

“If they can work on some stuff and get two or three players that are playing at the highest level then automatically team’s wont plan only against Salah but for others as well,” he told Kwese Sports in an interview.