Liverpool star Mohamed Salah has achieved his childhood dream as Egypt secured qualification for the 2018 World Cup following their 2-1 victory over Congo this weekend. The Pharoah’s also secured victory through a brace from Salah.
The winger was a livewire throughout the game, registering six shots and creating two opportunities for team-mates. Egypt however looked like they were going to be frustrated when Bouka Moutou scored an equalizer for Congo in the 87th minute.
Deep in stoppage time, the Egyptians were awarded a penalty and Salah made no mistake in converting from the spot to win his country a place in the World Cup for the first time since 1990.
He said after the game, “I can’t really express how I feel, I don’t quite talk so much but I’m really proud,” “Today we realized a long-awaited dream. That was to me a dream come true, whether as a footballer or an Egyptian citizen and fan.
“The game was a difficult one tonight and all the qualifiers were difficult games as well. The most difficult moment in my life was when the fans fell silent following Congo’s equaliser, but thank God and we finally realised a childhood dream of my own.”