Egypt Star Mohamed Salah Targeted By Sierra Leone Fans During World Cup Qualifiers: Video

Egypt Star Mohamed Salah Targeted By Sierra Leone Fans During World Cup Qualifiers: Video

Lukman Mumuni
November 20, 2023 at 6:41 PM
  • Fans invaded a game between Egypt and Sierra Leone in Liberia
  • The group of pitch invaders appeared to target Mohamed Salah
  • Egypt defeated Sierra Leone to go top of their qualifiers group

Liverpool ace, Mohamed Salah had to be protected by his national teammates after fans invaded the pitch during Egypt's World Cup qualifier against Sierra Leone in Liberia.

Salah played a pivotal role and Trezeguet scored twice as the African giants strolled to a 2-0 win at the Samuel Kanyon Doe Sports Complex.

With two minutes remaining until the end of the game, a group of fans invaded the pitch in an apparent attempt to attack the Premier League star.

Mohamed Salah, Egypt, Sierra Leone, Fans
Pitch invaders trying to get close to Mohamed Salah during World Cup qualifiers. Credit: @yusufmafin
Source: Twitter

In a video that has since gone viral on social media, the security team rushed to intercept the invaders while Salah's teammates reportedly had to also intervene.

The reason for the incident is not clear.

Egypt have won their two opening matches in the 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifiers, sitting comfortably at the top of Group A after beating Djibouti and Sierra Leone.

Salah scored four times in the 6-0 thrashing of Djibouti in Cairo, as he became his country's all-time top scorer in World Cup qualifiers, as reported by CAF Online.

Egypt will now need to switch their attention to next year's Africa Cup of Nations in Ivory Coast, where they are drawn with Ghana, Mozambique, and Cape Verde in Group B.

The Pharaoh's next World Cup qualifier game is against Burkina Faso in June next year.

Salah scores four against Djibouti

Earlier, Sports Brief reported on Salah scoring a quadruple for Egypt as they eased past Djibouti in their opening game of Africa's 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifiers.

The Liverpool winger scored a hat-trick in only 27 minutes before adding his fourth goal of the game late as the Pharaohs strolled to a 6-0 win at home.

Mostafa Mohammed and Trezeguet crowned a spectacular performance for the Egyptians with their respective two goals in the final 20 minutes of the game.

Salah sets new record for Egypt

Sports Brief also reported on Salah posted a new Egypt record in the 6-0 thrashing of Djibouti in the 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifiers.

The 31-year-old became his country's all-time leading scorer in World Cup qualifiers after netting a quadruple in the game in Cairo.

Having missed out on the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar, Egypt have declared their intentions early with Salah opening the goal count.

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