Mohamed Salah scores late pen as Egypt avoid shock defeat against Mozambique

Mohamed Salah scores late pen as Egypt avoid shock defeat against Mozambique

Mohamed Salah’s injury-time penalty spared Egypt’s blushes against Mozambique in their Group B opener at the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations.

A regulation victory looked on the cards when Mostafa Mohamed put the Pharaohs ahead after just 89 seconds.

Quickfire second-half goals from Witi and Clesio gave the Mambas hope of recording a first-ever Afcon win.

But their dreams were dashed at the death when Domingos Macandza caught Mohamed, and Salah salvaged a draw.

The Video Assistant Referee had intervened to recommend that referee Dahane Beida go to the screen to review the challenge, and Salah kept his composure to net his spot-kick via the inside of the left-hand upright in the seventh minute of added time.

Source: BBC

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