What Salah, Sadio Mane told Egypt goalkeeper Gabaski before penalty miss revealed

Sadio Mane, Mohammed Salah and Gabaski
Sadio Mane, Mohammed Salah and Gabaski

The Egyptian goalkeeper Gabaski has miraculously saved the first penalty of the Senegalese Player Sadio Mane in the 7th minutes play of the first half of the African Cup of Nations 2021 (AFCON 2021) in Cameroon.

Many individuals are wondering how the goalkeeper saved the penalty of the Liverpool’s international player Sadio Mane.

You will recalled that, when the referee awarded the penalty to Senegal, Sadio Mane’s Liverpool teammate Mohammed Salah was seen in camera sharing some tips with the goalkeeper ahead of the spot-kick by Sadio Mane.

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Though, many did not know what Mohamed Salah has whispered to his goalkeeper, it’s believed that, he was actually giving Gabaski some tips against Sadio Mane.

As teammates talked to each other, Sadio Mane, who is Mohammed Salah’s attacking partner at Liverpool, stepped forward and said something to the Egypt goalkeeper.

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In disclosing the secret, a Ghananian and Nigerian legends, Asamoah Gyan and Austine Jay Jay Okocha have revealed what Sadio Mane told the Egyptian goal goalkeeper Gabaski before taking the spot-kick awarded Senegal in the 7th minute of their Africa Cup of Nations final against the Pharaohs of Egypt on Sunday, 6th February, 2021.

Okocha jabbed Sadio Mane for being distracted by what Mohammed Salah was discussing with the “magician” goalkeeper Gabaski instead of focusing on the task of scoring the penalty.

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The former Ghana Black Stars captain Asamoah Gyan said on SuperSport, he think psychologically that didn’t help Sadio Mane because Mohammed Salah went to his goalkeeper definitely and was telling him, ‘I know where he places his penalty’.

He explained that, “And he was far away, he shouldn’t have come there telling the goalkeeper ‘I’m putting it there.’ By doing that he put himself in doubt psychologically and I think there was the situation. Mind you that the goalkeeper of Egypt has been so good with penalty shootouts. He did what he had to do to save his team.”

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Adding further thoughts, Okocha said, “You don’t get involved when it comes to situations like that.

“You stay focused and choose your side, choose your target. I don’t know why he got involved there. It was obvious that he was nervous.”

SOURCE: Coverghana.com.gh


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