Esteemed GOAL Arabia journalist Mahmoud Diaa Previews Mohamed Salah’s Egypt Ahead of 2019 AFCON

Hosts Egypt open their much-anticipated 2019 Africa Cup of Nations campaign against Sunday Chidzambwa’s Zimbabwe at the 75,000 capacity Cairo International Stadium in Cairo, Egypt on June 21.

Five days thereafter Egypt’s 2019 AFCON opener at the passion-filled Cairo International Stadium, the Pharaoh’s subsequently encounter Florent Ibengé’s Democratic Republic of Congo in their second Group A match before facing Sébastien Desabre’s Uganda in their third and final group game of the tournament. Egypt, who reached the final of the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations two summers ago, albeit losing 2-1 in cruel circumstances courtesy of a late 88th minute winning goal from Cameroon’s Vincent Aboubakar, aims to rectify heartbreak from two summers ago with Javier Aguirre at the held to hopefully claim a first Africa Cup of Nations title for Egypt since 2010.

Dean Perretta

Dean Perretta is a 2x SEA Award-winning creative, Broadcast Journalist, Reporter, Courtside Analyst for BBC televised London Lions and Executive Producer who currently contributes to FOX Sports Radio, FourFourTwo Magazine and Muscle & Fitness Magazine.