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Mohamed Salah Takes Selfie With a Member of Super Eagles Coaching Staff After Egypt's 1-0 Loss

Mohamed Salah Takes Selfie With a Member of Super Eagles Coaching Staff After Egypt's 1-0 Loss

Ibitoye Shittu
January 13, 2022 at 9:06 AM
  • Mohamed Salah was unable to save his nation Egypt from suffering a defeat against Nigeria in their AFCON opener
  • Super Eagles of Nigeria dominated in the encounter as Leicester City star Kelechi Iheanacho scored the winner
  • Salah after the encounter in Cameroon waited for a Nigerian coach and took selfie with him before moving into dressing room

Mohamed Salah was on Tuesday evening, January 11, spotted taking a selfie with a member of the Super Eagles coaching crew after his country's defeat against Nigeria at AFCON in Cameroon.

The Liverpool striker who is the captain his national team was blocked from operating by the Nigerian defenders in the African Cup of Nations opener.

Mohamed Salah
Mohamed Salah in action against Nigeria. Photo by DANIEL BELOUMOU OLOMO
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There was high expectation from fans for Mohamed Salah to shine against the Super Eagles in the encounter, but the striker was kept quiet and was unable to save his nation from defeat.

Who scored the goal for the Super Eagles of Nigeria?

Kelechi Iheanacho scored the only goal that condemned Egypt to a defeat against Nigeria after getting an assist from Joe Aribo.

Mohamed Salah had a chance in the second half after going pass two Super Eagles defenders, but his strike was saved by goalkeeper Maduka Okoye.

According to the report on Daily Mail and Tribalfootball, it was the Nigerian coach who approached Mohamed Salah for the selfie which he agreed.

Who will Egypt face next in the AFCON?

Having lost their first game against Nigeria, Mohamed Salah and his teammates will face Guinea-Bissau in their second game while Nigeria will tackle Sudan.

Okocha makes stunning reaction to Nigeria's win over Egypt at AFCON

Earlier, Sports Brief reported how Augustine Eguavoen who is the interim Super Eagles coach has been saluted by former international Okocha for his tactics against Egypt in their first game at the AFCON.

Super Eagles of Nigeria were on Tuesday evening, January 11, impressive in their match against Egypt as Leicester City forward Kelechi Iheanacho scored the winner.

Liverpool striker Mohamed Salah was not given the chance to operate as defender Ola Aina caged the former Chelsea and Roma star.

Okocha explained that Augustine Eguavoen made his day with his selection and instruction given to his players against Egypt.

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