Mohamed Salah delighted to realise his World Cup dream

Mohamed Salah delighted to realise his World Cup dream
Godfrey Walusimbi of Uganda tries to challenge Mohamed Salah of Egypt

by Phumzile Ngcatshe

Tuesday Oct 10, 2017. 12:30

After netting a brace against Congo on Sunday, Egypt and Liverpool winger Mohamed Salah says he cant explain how happy he is to reach the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

Salah admitted it was difficult to put his emotions into words after his two goals booked a World Cup place for the Pharaohs for the first time in 28 years on Sunday.

The Reds forward struck twice Congo at the Borg El Arab Stadium, including a dramatic 95th-minute penalty, to make a historical return to the global tournament.

“I can’t really express how I feel, I don’t quite talk so much but I’m really proud. We realised a long-awaited dream,” said Salah to his club's website.

“That was to me a dream come true, whether as a footballer or an Egyptian citizen and fan. I’m proud I made the Egyptians happy by scoring today twice against Congo.

“The game was a difficult one and all the qualifiers were difficult games as well, today there is no big difference between every team and the other.

“When I stepped up to take the penalty, I didn’t think of anything but scoring and winning the game.

“The most difficult moment in my life was when the fans fell silent following Congo’s equaliser but thank God we finally realised a childhood dream of my own.”

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