Mo Salah

Egypt will consider using Mohamed Salah as a striker against the Democratic Republic of Congo as they eye a place in the last 16 of the Africa Cup of Nations.

Mo Salah – Egypt

The tournament hosts missed a number of good chances in their Group A opener against Zimbabwe, with Salah among those to be frustrated.

Liverpool star Salah was moved from the right-hand side into the middle during the second half but it didn’t bear results.

However, coach Javier Aguirre insists he will push him further upfront to play in the strikers role.

“We considered using him as a striker against Zimbabwe from the game’s start, but Salah was not in top form physically due to his long season with Liverpool, so he started in his regular post,” assistant coach Tito Garcia revealed.

“Salah, with his great capacities, is capable of playing in any position and performing well.”