Mohamed Salah Under Heavy Attack by Fans After Egypt's Defeat to Super Eagles

Mohamed Salah Under Heavy Attack by Fans After Egypt's Defeat to Super Eagles

  • Kelechi Iheanacho scored the only goal as Super Eagles defeated Egypt in their first encounter at 2021 AFCON
  • Fans have expressed their annoyance towards Mohamed Salah who was unable to shine against the Super Eagles
  • Nigeria who are topping Group D with 3 points will face Sudan in next game, while Egypt will tackle Guinea-Bissau

Mohamed Salah has been attacked on social media by football fans who were not impressed with how the Liverpool striker failed to shine against the Super Eagles on Tuesday evening, January 11.

Kelechi Iheanacho who plays for Leicester City was the man of the match in the African Cup of Nations tie against Egypt which ended in a 1-0 win for Nigeria in Cameroon.

Mohamed Salah
Mohamed Salah in action for Egypt against Nigeria. Photo by DANIEL BELOUMOU OLOMO
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Salah being the captain of Egypt was expected to shine by fans considering his performances so far this season in the Premier League for Liverpool, but the star was caged by Nigerian defenders.

Who are the defenders that blocked Mohamed Salah?

Ola Aina, Zaidu and captain Troost-Ekong were impressive in the defense for the Super Eagles as they gave Mohamed Salah no breathing space.

According to the report on Daily Mail and Complete Sports, Mohamed Salah was slammed by fans as they felt the Liverpool striker should have proved himself against Nigeria.

The reports added that many fans claimed that Mohamed Salah can only operate at Liverpool and not with the national team.

One fan wrote: "Salah in ghost mode."
With a second saying: "Mohamed Salah's only had 14 touches in the first half - the fewest of any Egypt player to play the whole 45 mins against Nigeria in this #AFCON2021 match..."
A third continued: "Has Salah touched the ball? they’ve marked him dangerously."

Which country will Egypt face next?

Egypt will tackle Guinea-Bissau in their next match at the 2021 African Cup of Nations with the target of redeeming themselves

Egypt Coach Queiroz blasts referee after loss to Super Eagles Over penalty shout

Earlier, Sports Brief had reported how Egypt head coach Carlos Queiroz criticized centre referee Bakary Gassama following the Pharaohs’ 1-0 defeat to the Super Eagles in their opening game of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations.

The Pharaohs who are tipped as one of the favorites for the tournament were stunned in their first game after a Kelechi Iheanacho first-half strike condemned Egypt to their first group stage loss in 18 years at the AFCON.

Egypt goalkeeper Mohamed El-Shennawy was the hero for the Pharaohs as he kept out more attempts by the Nigerians making crucial saves to prevent Taiwo Awoniyi, Chidera Ejuke and Moses Simon from doubling the Super Eagles advantage.