Nottingham Forest Goalkeeper Takes Inspiration From Egypt's AFCON Hero To Send Them To Play Offs Final

Nottingham Forest Goalkeeper Takes Inspiration From Egypt's AFCON Hero To Send Them To Play Offs Final

  • Nottingham Forest goalkeeper Brice Samba was the hero of the night as he sent his side to the final of the Championship play-offs final
  • Brice Samba took inspiration from Egypt's AFCON hero Mohamed Gabal 'Gabaski' bottle strategy to save spot-kicks in the game against Sheffield United
  • Nottingham Forest will face Huddersfield in the final of the English Championship promotion play-offs

Congolese goalkeeper Brice Samba is the man of the moment after saving three penalties to send Nottingham Forest to the finals of the English Promotion play-offs.

The Nottingham Forest goalie took inspiration from Egypt's Mohamed Gabal Gabaski by inscribing names and directions of Sheffield United's players' spot-kicks on his water bottle during the shootouts.

In a photo posted on Twitter, spotted by Sports Brief, the 24-year-old had names of the first five penalty takers and where they will place the ball.

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Nottingham Forest, Gabaski, Brice Samba, English Championship
Brice Samba produces Gabaski's strategy to send Nottingham Forest to the promotion play-offs final. Credit: @_owurakuampofo @CAF_Online @samba_brice
Source: Twitter

Brice Samba ended up saving three penalties to be the hero of the night for Nottingham Forest, who are now a game away from returning to the English topflight league.

Nottingham lost the game 2-1 after 120 minutes, but the aggregate scoreline was 3-3 to force the game into penalties.

Brice Samba reacts after penalties heroics for Nottingham Forest in victory over Sheffield United

Congolese goalkeeper Brice Bamba has expressed delight after saving three penalties to send Nottingham Forest to the finals of the English Championship promotion play-offs at the expense of Sheffield United.

"Samba Samba Samba..." I and we really want to thank all the fans, through the difficulty we did it all together tonight. The strength you gave me. I'll never forget that. One last step, we have conquered and we will conquer," he wrote on Twitter after the game.

Nottingham will face Huddersfield in the final.

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Egypt goalkeeper Gabaski busted after recording penalty information on water bottle

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Egypt goalkeeper Mohamed Abou Gabal seems to have forgotten that his water bottle contained penalty information of all Senegal players as he left it on the pitch, Cover Ghana reports.

Gabaski, who had a great tournament in Cameroon, was handed the Man of the Match award for the final AFCON match involving Egypt and Senegal.

He had a fine performance against the hosts in the semi-final, putting up brilliant saves during the penalty shootout to defeat Indomitable Lions.

Source: Sports Brief News