Salah poses for a selfie with a Nigerian coach after the narrow defeat to the Super Eagles

Salah poses for a selfie with a Nigerian coach after the narrow defeat to the Super Eagles

Mohammed Salah was spotted taking a selfie with a member of Nigeria’s backroom staff after Egypt lost to Nigeria in their first match of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon.

The Egyptian captain, Salah, was kept quiet in the clash – and later left the pitch looking crestfallen at full-time.

To make matters potentially worse for him, he was asked for a selfie by a coach from the Super Eagles camp which he duly agreed to it in a touch of real class.

In the footage, Salah was seen walking off the field before the Nigerian coach asked for a selfie.

Salah managed to hide his disappointment and took the snap with the opposition coach. In an exhibition of good sportsmanship, Salah placed his hands around the coach for the snap.

Egypt delivered a disappointing performance in the clash, with Salah, in particular, failing to inspire his side to claw back into the game after they fell behind thanks to Kelechi Iheanacho’s 30th-minute superb strike for the Nigerians.

Salah attempted just one shot on target throughout the encounter. He had a small number of dribbles.

Kelechi Iheanacho scored the lone goal which got his side the win. The Leicester marksman controlled the ball superbly on the edge of the penalty area before lashing into the net with his left foot

Egypt is set to take on Guinea-Bissau next, who drew in a goalless encounter with Sudan. Egypt will desperately be in need of a win to ignite its campaign in Cameroon.

By: George Addo | Join our Telegram Channel

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