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AFCON 2021: ‘I Was Better Than Mendy’  –Egypt Keeper, Abou-Gabal 

AFCON 2021: ‘I Was Better Than Mendy’  –Egypt Keeper, Abou-Gabal 

Pharaohs of Egypt goalkeeper Mohamed Abou-Gabal believes his performance during the Africa Cup of Nations was superior to Senegal’s Edouard Mendy.

Abou-Gabal was instrumental in Egypt progressing to the final of the just concluded AFCON in Cameroon after a shaky start.

He helped the seven-time African champions to two penalty shoot-out wins against Ivory Coast and Cameroon.

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While many believe Abou-Gabal was the best shot stopper in the tournament, Mendy won the Best Goalkeeper award.

And reacting to losing the award to Mendy, the Zamalek goalkeeper claimed the Chelsea first choice told him that he played better.

“Even if I won the individual award, it won’t make any difference because we lost the Africa Cup of Nations title,” Abou-Gabal told MBC Masr.

“I think my numbers are slightly better than Mendy’s, but CAF choices are often odd.

“Mendy himself said that I played better, he told me to keep going as we’ll meet again in the World Cup qualifiers next March.”

Both keepers will face each other again when Egypt and Senegal clash in the 2022 World Cup qualifiers in March.


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WORDPRESS: 3
  • Richie 2 years ago

    As for the last paragraph of this report, I don’t think he’ll get that chance…their first choice (El Shenawy) would have been fully fit by then.

    I think it’s just a plus for them that they’re so blessed in the goalkeeping department, ably led too by their goalkeeping G.O.A.T himself…and you know who!

  • Chima E Samuels 2 years ago

    Gabaski!

  • Chima E Samuels 2 years ago

    “I think my numbers are slightly better than Mendy’s, but CAF choices are often odd. Gabal is right but North Africans are very corrupt as well. We’re all hurting one another what a continent.

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