Wednesday, 12 January 2022 05:51

Fans slam Mohamed Salah's AFCON appearance for Egypt as he 'played in ghost mode

Mohamed Salah has been brutally mocked for being 'nowhere to be found' during Egypt's 2021 Africa Cup of Nations defeat at the hands of Nigeria on Tuesday afternoon

Mohamed Salah had a performance to forget as Egypt slipped to defeat in their opening Group D clash against Nigeria at the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations.

The Liverpool forward, who has fired home 23 goals across 26 games in all competitions for his club this season, couldn't find the target on what was his 73rd international appearance.


Salah started alongside the likes of Mohamed Elneny, Ahmed Hegazi and Trezeguet in their tournament opener, but The Pharaohs were outclassed throughout.

Winning 1-0 thanks to Kelechi Iheanacho's fine first-half strike, part of Nigeria's success was managing to keep the Champions League and Premier League winning forward so quiet.

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..." 

And a fifth concluding: "Mo Salah is nowhere to be found."

Nigeria, three-time African champions, made a statement by controlling large periods of the fixture while taking all three points, giving Egypt head coach Carlos Queiroz plenty to think about.




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