Egypt managed to beat Zimbabwe 1-0 in the 2019 AFCON opener thanks to an exceptional Mahmoud Trezeguet finish in the 40th minute.
Despite controlling the course of the first-half, Egypt’s form declined significantly in the second period which was met with some opportunities from the opposition.
Former FC Barcelona striker Samuel Eto’o said that Egypt need to improve especially on the offensive end in order to have a strong journey in the tournament.
“If Egypt keep performing this way they will suffer in the upcoming games,” Eto’o told Times Sports TV channel.
“The Egyptian National Team suffered especially in attack, as Salah was always far from the strikers and that’s why he wasn’t very present during the game.
“Everyone was passing the ball to Salah, the team has to start playing as a unit which wasn’t the case.
“Marwan Mohsen also failed to perform very well because no one passed him the ball and that’s why he was struggling during the game,” he concluded.
Egypt are currently on top of Group A ahead of DR Congo’s game against Uganda. They will need a win against DR Congo in their upcoming game in order to secure their spot in the Round of 16.