Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah is celebrated for congratulating the Kenya players after the international match
Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah, known as a polite and humble person, had visited the Kenyan players’ dressing room after the Egypt-Kenya international match, which ended in a draw. The winger was videotaped visiting the opposition dressing room, congratulating them on their performance and wishing them luck after failing to qualify for the group stage of the African Cup of Nations. Salah was filmed in a small speech and was later greeted by the Kenyan players and the President of the Kenyan Football Association, Nick Mwendrwa.
The winger also gave his shirt to Kenyan midfielder Kenneth Muguna. In the draw between the two nations, Egypt qualified for the African Nations Cup, which will be held next year in January 2022. Egypt is slated to play the Comoros on March 29th to determine the group G leaders.
The fans praised the “Egyptian king” for his humble behavior and congratulated the Kenyan players on their solid performance in the clash between the two nations.
The AFCON tournament was supposed to take place in Cameroon this summer. Due to the hot weather, the African Football Confederation has now scheduled the tournament for January next year. With the tournament taking place in January, many African soccer players have to miss the league fights.
For Liverpool in particular, the English club have to do without Salah, Sadio Mane from Senegal and Naby Keita from Guinea. This could be a big setback for Jürgen Klopp, who was very reliable with the two wingers when it came to competitions and goals for the English team.
The game ended in a draw in the clash between Kenya and Egypt. However, the game’s statistics suggest a very different scenario. Kenya had 16 shots with five hits while Egypt only had three shots, with one hitting the goal and the only one finding the back of the net.
Egyptian Mohamd Kafsha had given the Pharaohs an early lead by scoring a blast in the second minute of the clash, but Kenya put pressure and did so successfully, leveling in the 65th minute when Hassan Abdallah scored. Kenya’s chances were slim after midfielder Johnstone Omurwa showed a straight red to an irrational challenge and left Kenya 10 men.
In the draw, Kenya was third in Group G with four points and Egypt was at the top of the table with nine points, ahead of the Comoros, who also have nine points. The Pharaohs are ahead of the game when it comes to goal difference.
All eyes will again be on Egyptian Salah, who is currently at the top of the Premier League Golden Boot race as the winger scored 17 goals alongside Tottenham Hotspurs’ Harry Kane. Liverpool are currently seventh in the Premier League table and have had a terrible season so far. Rivals Manchester City could recapture the league as they are at the top of the table with 14 points.