eSwatini v Egypt AFCON 2019 Qualifiers | Return Match Preview
The Pharaohs, who crushed eSwatini 4-1 at home on Friday in the third round of the qualifiers, will play the return match on Tuesday.
Coach Javier Aguirre had decided to allow Liverpool star Salah to return to his club to give him extra rest, though medical scans revealed that getting him ready for Tuesday’s match would be difficult. The former Chelsea and Roma player picked up a muscle injury during the home win for eSwatini.
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Midfielder Mohamed Elneny and left back Amro Tarek travelled with the team despite suffering muscle problems during Friday’s match as they still have a chance to be fit for the return leg.
Egypt are close to snatching a place in the 2019 African Cup of Nations, as they are placing second in Group J with 6 points, three behind leaders Tunisia, while eSwatini and Niger are in the third and fourth places respectively, with one point.