Former Chelsea and Ivory Coast forward Didier Drogba share on Twitter to congratulate Mohamed Salah in the wake of ending Egypt’s long wait for World Cup qualification since 1990.
Didier Drogba commended Mohamed Salah after the Liverpool and Egypt star guided his North African side to the World Cup without precedent for a long time.
The Ivorian international took to Twitter to share his joy with the former Basel player
— Didier Drogba (@didierdrogba) October 8, 2017
Egypt had not Featured at the World Cup since 1990 but Salah ended that dry spell on account of his sensational 95th-minute penalty in Sunday’s 2-1 triumph over Congo. Be that as it may, the Egyptians’ World Cup jinx ended as Salah held his nerve late on.
His sensational late winner sparked wild scenes of festivity both on and off the pitch, as several players and fans took to the field to celebrate while supporters sobbed with extreme joy in the stuffed stands.
The Liverpool star had broken the deadlock soon after the hour mark on a strained night in Alexandria as he locked onto Mohamed El Neny’s pass before jabbing home from short proximity.
But, a stimulated stadium was smoothed minutes from full time when Bouka-Moutou ghosted in at the far post to pummel a volley home past Egypt goalkeeper Essam El Hadary.
Expectations were raised as five minutes of stoppage time were awarded and in the penultimate of these, Egypt were granted a lifeline penalty.
Salah calmly sent the Congo shot-stopper the wrong way to spark a night of festivities across Egypt and end the 29 years wait for the World Cup. They had endured rehashed heart-break rather, with a standout amongst the most difficult thrashings coming in 2009 while losing a severely contested play-off against Algeria.
— #WCQ ⚽️🏆 (@FIFAWorldCup) October 8, 2017
Russia 2018 will be Egypt’s third World Cup appearance, though the seven-time African champions have never won a match at the showpiece event following qualification in 1934 and 1990.