Sports Minister، Khaled Abdel Aziz has announced on Tuesday a reward of LE 500،000 for each player in the national football team for qualifying for World Cup 2018 in Russia.
He added in press statements that this reward will be disbursed from the Egyptian Footbal Association budget، in addition to the rewards of the companies sponsoring the Association”.
Noteworthy، On Sunday match Egypt won 2-1 over Congo. Egyptian winger Mohamed Salah scored the opener in the match’s 62 minute، he received the high ball، passing by speed and put Congolese defender in his back، in a preferable one-v-one situation، Salah eased the ball over the goalkeeper to the net.
Egypt was hit by an equalizer in the 82nd minute as Congo's Arnold Bouka dampened spirits in Alexandria.
In a dramatic turn of events، Egypt were awarded a penalty after 2 minutes of the 5-minute stoppage time، Salah again rise to shine to become the hero and secure Egypt’s ticket in 2018 World Cup، even before playing Ghana away.
Following the victory، Egypt is now four points ahead of second-placed Uganda in African qualifying Group E with just one match remaining.