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Pirates winger does not fear Mohamed Salah

Orlando Pirates winger Kudakwashe Mahachi says Zimbabwe can cope with the threat of Liverpool's Mo Salah when they meet Egypt in the 2019 AFCON.

The Zimbabweans are in Group A along with the Egyptians as well as Uganda and DR Congo. The game is scheduled to take place between the two teams on 21 June.

Salah has banged in an incredible 26 goals in 51 matches this season for the Reds. In addition, he has hit 39 strikes in 62 games for his country.

Nonetheless, Mahachi, who struggled to establish himself for the Sea Robbers in 2018/19 mainly due to injury, says the Warriors can match them as they have plenty of quality in all departments.

He told Newsday: "Mo Salah is a good and quality player, who is expected to do well in the finals, but as we face them, we won't focus on an individual.

"Football is a game of teamwork and I guarantee that we will match every player there.

"As much as we are playing against the favourites Egypt, who will also be backed by their home support, we will match them.

"In our camp, we have many experienced and good players like our captain Knowledge Musona, who can match up with such players as Salah.

"As a team, we need to go through the group stages, but we won't put ourselves under pressure to do so."