Salah Happy Not Scoring Second Goal Vs Nigeria

Salah Happy Not Scoring Second Goal Vs Nigeria

By James Agberebi:

Egyptian winger Mohamed Salah has revealed that he was pleased Zambian referee Janny Sikazwe stopped him from scoring what would have been the winning goal against Nigeria in Friday's 2017 Africa Cup of Nations in Kaduna.


Salah, who scored a late equaliser against Nigeria on Friday, had the chance to score the winning goal only for Sikazwe to signal the end of the game, a decision which angered some of the Egyptian players.

But according to ahram.org, Salah said he feared the fans in the stadium would react negatively if he had scored hence his relief when the referee blew the final whistle.

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"I breathed a sigh of relief after the referee blew the final whistle," Salah said.

"I was afraid when I received the ball and was heading directly towards the goal to score what coud have been the winner.

"Had I been able to score, I wouldn't have been able to tell what exactly the fans' response would be, that's why I thanked God right after the final whistle."

Egypt will host the reverse leg against the Eagles on Tuesday.

The game will take place inside the Borg El-Arab Stadium in Alexandria.

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  • akundekwagh 6 years ago

    Sorry, we are not addicts of football hooliganism despite our passion. No football violence compared to other places will take place in Nig. We will be sad, but go back to the drawing board.

  • akundekwagh 6 years ago

    Na wa

  • I didn't know that footballers can lie like Salah. When the ref blew for the end of game as Salah was heading toward goal, was it not this same Salah that lead the whole Egyptian team to crowd the ref protesting? When I say the ''whole Egyptian team,'' I mean both those on the field of play including the goalkeeper and those on the reserve bench plus the officials except Cuper. So what is he saying? Salah should know that Nigeria is not Egypt where 100s died in their stadium some few years back because of politic. If it was Egypt that Nigeria scored with a fairplay goal, we for see pepper. Let Salah read this that Nigeria is coming to Egypt to win and win convincingly without wayo. We will observe all the rules incluing fairplay and win well well. Salah should remember too that Nigeria is not Italy where matches are fixed to please the Mafians. Sometimes it is better to keep quiet if you have nothing truthful to talk about. Lies can easily be detected and this is one detectable lie from Salah. I still remember this Egyptian Pharoah who lied that the Israelites will overtake them because of their increasing population and so he ordered for the killing of all male kids born. Infanticide. He forgot that it was this same Israelite that saved them from dying of hunger by the good advice and administration of Joseph, an Israelite. This Pharoah even went ahead to refused allowing a free people from leaving and he enslaved them. He failed and was killed in the Red sea. Nigeria is not Israel but on Tuesday, Egypt will fail against Nigeria. I dey vex for this Egyptians. Yeye Chad sef odn come do their own and the vex against Egypt don high.

  • andrew 6 years ago

    The Super Eagles would have sealed this game with a winning from the first half. This was made impossible by the high humidity choice of venue for the play, Kaduna.
    Our players struggled to survive the first half and could only returned on the second half when the heat became lesser. Politics should be avoided when it comes to choice of venue but comfortability that suits our boys should be decisive factor judging from the backdrop that you cannot completely aclamatise within such a short spell of time to play a match of this magnitude. So we played away from home so it seem. A similar thing happenned when we played against Angola and the result was dramatic and painful. The fans were overwhelmingly great. I appreciate them. I look forward to seeing the Super Eagles win, but it may seem a mirage.

  • Deetee 6 years ago

    I am sure he (Sallah) is not serous. I know he knows Nigeria so well. We are very friendly and we only come to watch good football and not prepared to fight either we win or lose on our own soil.