Salah scores 2, Egypt wins 6-0 in African qualifying

Musa’s early shot rebounded off the crossbar and back in off the Seychelles goalkeeper for an own goal. Iheanacho hit a free kick that struck the post and fell to defender Chidozie Awaziem for a simple finish. Odion Ighalo’s second-half penalty sealed Nigeria’s win on the artificial pitch at Stade Linite.

Nigeria — without Mikel and other key players because of injury — collected a first victory in the final round of qualifying having started with a home loss to South Africa last year.


Ghana’s team morale appeared affected by months of crisis in its soccer association when it lost 1-0 to 10-man Kenya away in Nairobi. The Ghanaians, a notable absence at the World Cup in Russia having reached the quarterfinals as Africa’s fairytale story…

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