Didier Drogba Praises African Legend Mohamed Salah After Reds Star Scores 150th Premier League Goal

Didier Drogba Praises African Legend Mohamed Salah After Reds Star Scores 150th Premier League Goal

Joel Reyes
updated at December 11, 2023 at 1:57 PM
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  • Mohamed Salah made history on Saturday after scoring his 150th Premier League goal
  • Didier Drogba has paid tribute to Salah on social media after he accomplished that feat
  • Drogba and Salah teamed up at Chelsea for a short period during the 2014/2015 season

Didier Drogba and Mohamed Salah are two of the greatest African Premier League players ever.

The Chelsea legend paid tribute to the Liverpool star after he again entered the record books on Saturday.

The 45-year-old took to social media to praise Salah, even digging up an old tweet six years ago in his message to the Egyptian star.

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Mohamed Salah and Didier Drogba. Image: Alexander Hassenstein.
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Drogba pays tribute to Salah

Drogba praised Salah back in 2017 when he won the award for best African player, writing on X (formerly known as Twitter):

"Well deserved my Brother, so proud of you!!!!!! Legend in the making. The best is yet to come."

That tweet aged well for the Ivory Coast icon after Salah made history in Liverpool’s 2-1 win over Crystal Palace.

He scored his 150th career goal in the Premier League on Saturday after netting a 76th-minute equaliser in that victory over Palace.

Drogba made sure to remind everybody that he saw this coming in his message to Salah on X, writing:

"Tweeted that six years ago…and the rest is history @MoSalah, Congratulations my Brother on another milestone Stay blessed ❤️ @premierleague 150 goals"

Drogba and Salah’s Chelsea connection

It’s important to remember that Drogba and Salah were once teammates at Chelsea before the latter became a superstar in Merseyside.

In fact, two of the Egyptian ace's 150 Premier League goals came during his stint with the Blues.

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Salah joins exclusive 200-goal club

Sports Brief recently reported on Salah becoming the fifth Liverpool player to score 200 goals for the club.

He joined Reds legends like Ian Rush, Roger Hunt, Gordon Hodgson, and Billy Liddell in the exclusive list.

Rush remains the king of Liverpool when it comes to scoring, amassing 346 goals in his career at Anfield.

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Joel Reyes is a sports editor at Sportsbrief.com with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from the University of the Philippines. He has eight years of work experience in sports writing.