‘Africa’s top star’ Salah gets cheered on in an away game, and the opposing team’s manager is angry
Mohamed Salah, the Egyptian national team player, received enthusiastic support during the away match against Malawi. Malawi’s manager Mario Marinca was very critical of the home fans.
On the 28th (Korean time), Egypt, who played the 4th match of Group D in the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier at Bingu National Stadium in Lilongwe, Malawi, won 4-0 in Malawi.
Egypt is the best in the group. In the second round of the preliminary round, they were unexpectedly defeated by Ethiopia, but won all the remaining games and are in the group with 3 wins and 1 loss. The underdog Malawi lost all but one defeat to Ethiopia and is in third place in the group with 1 win and 3 losses.
However, after the game, coach Marinka scolded the home fans at a local press conference after the game. According to a report quoted by the British ‘BBC’, coach Marinka said, “Let’s talk about this. To put it simply, Malawians don’t seem to love Malawi.” “Malawi didn’t cheer. The Malawi national team played against the Malawians. The Malawians didn’t like us.” 먹튀검증
Egypt is ranked 39th in the FIFA rankings, while Malawi is 124th. Egypt currently has a star representing African football, while Malawi has not produced a mediocre star. None of the current national players, let alone stars, have advanced to the top 5 European leagues.
Coach Marinka criticized, “Even when a player like our team’s hero, Gabadinho Mmango, came in, there was no support from the fans. They cheered for Salah and the Egyptian players.” Salah scored one goal thanks to the cheering.
“In the end, it was the fans’ choice. They liked the superstars of our time, and we don’t have any superstars on our team. People are free to express their opinions. Sometimes they can make a different choice,” said Marinca bitterly. revealed