Salah finished fourth in the balloting for the FIFA best player award last week
The squirrels of Benin have reached an AFCON quarter final for the first time
Mane struggled to impress on his return from suspension as Youcef Belaili crashed home the winner on 49 minutes
Morocco and the Ivory Coast meet Friday in a Group D top-of-the-table showdown in Cairo.
Record seven-time champions Egypt secured a place in the last 16 on Wednesday with a 2-0 win over the Democratic Republic of Congo
Egypt play Zimbabwe in the opening match of the tournament and have Salah as their talisman
Egypt play Zimbabwe in the opening match in Cairo on Friday.
Egypt superstar Mohamed Salah came off the bench but did not score as the 2019 AFCON hosts defeated fellow qualifiers Guinea 3-1