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AFCON 2021: Fans Slam Salah After Poor Display Against Super Eagles

AFCON 2021: Fans Slam Salah After Poor Display Against Super Eagles

Football fans came hard on Mohamed Salah following his no show for Egypt in their 1-0 loss to the Super Eagles of Nigeria in Tuesday’s AFCON 2021 Group D opener, Daily Star reports.

Salah had a performance to forget for Egypt as he managed just one clear chance all through the game.


The Liverpool forward, who has fired home 23 goals across 26 games in all competitions for his club this season, was disappointing in his 73rd international appearance.

Salah started alongside the likes of Mohamed Elneny, Ahmed Hegazi and Trezeguet in their tournament opener, but The Pharaohs were outclassed throughout.

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Winning 1-0 thanks to Kelechi Iheanacho’s fine first-half strike, part of Nigeria’s success was managing to keep the Champions League and Premier League winning forward quiet.

And reacting to the disappointing display, one fan wrote: “Salah in ghost mode.”

With a second saying: “Mohamed Salah’s only had 14 touches in the first half – the fewest of any Egypt player to play the whole 45 mins against Nigeria in this #AFCON2021 match…”

A third continued: “Has Salah touched the ball? they’ve marked him dangerously.”

With a fourth adding: “Egypt are rubbish, won’t be complaining when Salah comes back early.”

And a fifth concluding: “Mo Salah is nowhere to be found.”

The FIFA Best Player of the Year nominee will hope to put the disappointing performance behind him ahead of Egypt’s next group game against Guinea-Bissau on Saturday.

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  • Ingrates, not every day will he perform he is an human. He was good but the super eagles defense just better no need to criticize the guy

  • Four four two 4 months ago

    Some players are just club sides ballers like Messi who have played five world cups with nothing to show

  • Pius Obemhen 4 months ago

    Um uh uuh! That was Austin Eguavoen soccer lock down philosophy, exactly how the press sees it from now. What it does is to keep any World best out of a game in its entire duration. Plz fans, be lenient with Salah he was only being human as nobody beats that philosophy.

  • Jacob 4 months ago

    @Pius you have said it all.
    Only if corrupt NFF and Pinnick will shelve their selfish interest (%age) in dollars of “arrangee” foreign coaches who are just mediocre and support local coaches like Austin Eguavoan
    Super eagles will rule the world .

    Nigeria was known for wing football as shown today but that got interrupted over time by “arrangee” NFF/AMAJU PINNICK DOLLAR PAID FOREIGN COACHES.

    • Pius Obemhen 4 months ago

      That’s For sure folk. I have been advising the NFF via this platform to pick up a copy of the Belgium Blueprint, study and implement it. I was informed they are looking into it. BB is wholly an indigenous concept that eventually brings results, it is highly technically and time tested. Coach Egu fits the bill.

  • Ungrateful fans. instead of them to thank God that the goal was not more than one.