Liverpool star Mohamed Salah scored four objectives as Egypt destroyed Djibouti 6-0, and minnows Lesotho pulled off a shock 1-1 attract Nigeria in World Cup qualifying on Thursday. Subsequent to arriving at the 200-objective imprint in English football last Sunday, Salah got two times in every portion of a Gathering A matchday one frolic in Cairo. Mostafa Mohamed and Trezeguet likewise scored. Djibouti are positioned 154 spots beneath Egypt and made due for just a brief time before a low cross evaded two protectors and Salah terminated into the net at the far post.
He pummeled a punishment over goalkeeper Sulait Luyima and into the top of the net five minutes after the fact to give record seven-time African bosses Egypt a two-objective lead by half-time.
Salah finished his full go-around with a tap over the line at the far post on 48 minutes and got again on 69 minutes with a short proximity shot into the furthest corner.
The double cross African Footballer of the Year has scored 52 objectives for Egypt, who are looking for a fourth World Cup appearance, with Canada, Mexico and the US facilitating the 2026 finals.
Nigeria are 113 spots above Lesotho on the planet rankings and were supposed to make a triumphant beginning in Gathering C notwithstanding the nonattendance through injury of star forward Victor Osimhen.
Be that as it may, Lesotho dazed the nome swarm in the southeastern city of Uyo by requiring a 56th-minute lead when Motlomelo Mkhwanazi rose at the far post to gesture home after a corner.
Nigeria balanced 11 minutes some other time when Semi Ajayi, who plays for English second-level club West Bromwich Albion, scored with a strong header off a corner taken by skipper Kelechi Iheanacho.
Helped by a second-minute own objective in Algiers, four-time World Cup qualifiers Algeria crushed humble positioned Somalia 3-1 in Gathering G.
After a low cross struck Ahmed Abdi and entered the Somali net, Baghdad Bounedjah multiplied the lead before half-time.
Yusuf Ahmed split the deficiency halfway through the final part and Algeria needed to hold on until a little ways from time prior to reestablishing a two-objective lead through Islam Slimani.
Kenya, back in global football after a FIFA boycott for political obstruction forestalled them playing in 2024 Africa Cup of Countries qualifying, lost 2-1 away to Gabon in Gathering F.
Masoud Juma put Kenya ahead not long before half-time in Franceville, Denis Bouanga evened out on the hour mark and Guelor Kanga grabbed a 88th-minute victor for the home side.