Mohamed Salah Scores Style Points Instead of Goals at AFCON 2021

Mohamed Salah Scores Style Points Instead of Goals at AFCON 2021

Keba Mothoagae
updated at April 12, 2023 at 7:54 PM
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  • Arguably the best football player on the planet right now, Egypt and Liverpool striker Mohamed Salah was involved in various fashion campaigns ahead of the 2021 African Cup of Nations
  • Salah appeared on the cover of British GQ's January 2022 edition, while also debuting limited edition boots against Nigeria in the Pharaoh's tournament opener
  • Unfortunately, he fired blanks with his new kicks as the Super Eagles shut him down completely on the way to an impressive 1-0 win

Egypt striker Mohamed Salah might have fired blanks in the first round of the 2021 African Cup of Nations, but he is scoring style points off the pitch.

Salah has been involved in various fashion and kit-wear campaigns for his technical sponsor Adidas in the lead-up to the tournament in Cameroon.

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Mohamed Salah. Image source: @brfootball & BritishGQ/Twitter
Source: Twitter

According to Sports Illustrated, Adidas designed Salah's own signature boots he debuted in last night's 1-0 loss to Nigeria, a match he was largely anonymous in. The ‘Prepare For Battle’ X Speedflow MS.1 kickers are just one 1 069 that have been released worldwide, in recognition of him being Egypt's all-time leading goal scorer.

They also match the colours of the Egyptian flag - white, gold and red - with Mo Salah's logo on the left boot, while his signature crown for 'Egyptian King Mo Salah' on the right one.

Salah also appears on the cover of British GQ's January 2022 edition, dressed in retro Adidas-themed Liverpool kits from the late 80s and early 90s.

Mzansi praises the Super Eagles after impressive win over the Pharaohs of Egypt

Swallowing their pride and setting an ancient rivalry aside, South Africans were impressed with the controlled and rather comfortable win for Nigeria over an imposing Egypt team.

As reported on Sports Brief, Leicester City striker Kelechi Iheanacho's beautiful strike in the 30th minute was the difference between the sides in the group D opener.

There can be no question about how well in control the Super Eagles were, encapsulated by how they neutralised the otherwise usually deadly Liverpool striker Mohamed Salah.

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