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4 for Mo Salah as Epgyt hammer Djibouti 

Mohamed Salah scored four goals as Egypt sailed to win in their first qualifier for the 2026 Fifa World Cup, but Nigeria was thwarted to a 1-1 draw at home by minnows Lesotho.

Mohamed Salah scored four goals as Egypt sailed to win in their first qualifier for the 2026 Fifa World Cup, but Nigeria was thwarted to a 1-1 draw at home by minnows Lesotho.

Salah’s Stellar Show:

In a commanding display by Egypt against Djibouti in Cairo, Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah stole the spotlight with a standout performance, guiding his team to a resounding 6-0 victory.

Egypt’s Dominance:

From the onset, the match in Group A was largely controlled by the hosts, with Salah initiating the scoring spree in the 17th minute. Mostafa Mohamed’s precise cross from the left found Salah, marking his first goal for Egypt in this fixture.

Salah’s Hat-Trick and More:

The Liverpool star swiftly doubled his tally just five minutes later, confidently converting from the penalty spot. Shortly after the break, Salah completed his impressive hat-trick, capitalizing on a delivery from Ahmed El Fatouh.

Continued Brilliance:

Salah’s goal-scoring prowess was relentless, adding a fourth to his tally with another assist from El Fatouh, demonstrating an exceptional synergy between the two players. Mostafa Mohamed then contributed to the emphatic victory, securing Egypt’s fifth goal just four minutes later.

Africa’s World Cup Qualification Outlook:

The 2026 finals in Canada, Mexico, and the United States will see Africa with nine guaranteed qualifiers. The group winners automatically secure a spot at the tournament, intensifying the stakes for these teams.

Conclusion:

Salah’s remarkable performance, marked by a stunning quadruple, showcased his prowess as a goal-scoring maestro for both Liverpool and Egypt. Egypt’s dominant win, fueled by Salah’s contributions, underlines their strength in the quest for a place in the upcoming World Cup finals.

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