Salah, from tears in Accra to glory in Borg al-Arab



Mon, 09 Oct 2017 - 02:39 GMT


Mon, 09 Oct 2017 - 02:39 GMT

Mohamed Salah, Reuters

Mohamed Salah, Reuters

CAIRO – 9 October 2017: In 2014, Mohamed Salah was Egypt’s most promising talent who added a great value to the Egyptian National Team alongside veterans Mohamed Abou Trika, Wael Gomaa and Ahmed Fathy.

Salah’s contributions put the national team in the last qualification stage against Ghana and Egypt became only two games away from qualifying to the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

Salah travelled with the national team to Accra, Ghana with great hopes but Ghana humiliated Salah and his teammates with a 6-1 defeat in a game highlighted by the tears of Salah and Abou Trika on the pitch after they lost their hopes of playing in the 2014 World Cup.

Abou Trika, who was 36 at the time, told Salah not to cry and to be ready to lead the national team after him.

Salah and AbouTrika
In 2017, Mohamed Salah made himself the best Egyptian player after gained huge experience from playing for Europe’s biggest clubs such as Chelsea, Fiorentina, Roma, and Liverpool.

Mohamed Salah made the Egyptian National Team only 90 minutes away from playing at the 2018 World Cup in Russia, as Egypt only needed a victory over Uganda to be in the World Cup.

Mohamed Salah, Reuters
Egyptian fans packed Borg al-Arab Stadium to support the national team; all of them put their hopes on Mohamed Salah to take them to the World Cup.

It was a tough game against Congo’s strong defense and all eyes were on Mohamed Salah who stood up to score the first goal after a great run at the 63rd minute.

When all Egyptians were ready to celebrate the victory, Arnold Bouka Moutou scored the equalizer for Congo 2 minutes before the final whistle.

Salah who was angered by the equalizer looked to his teammates, encouraging them that they still have time to win, while simultaneously transforming his strong desire and force to the fans that kept supporting the national team.

Egypt received a penalty before the final whistle after Mahmoud Hassan, known as Trezeguet, got tackled in Congo’s area; of course no one could handle this difficult situation like Salah.

Salah shot the ball with cold blood to secure Egyptian victory, and the celebrations erupted.

Mohamed Salah, Reuters
Of the seven goals Egypt scored in total in the World Cup qualifiers; Salah scored five goals in five games qualifying Egypt to the World Cup, and proving that he is a player who always pays his debts.



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