Niger keeper delighted with Salah saves despite conceding six

Niger keeper delighted with Salah saves despite conceding six
Mohamed Salah of Egypt reacts after the FIFA World Cup 2018 group A preliminary round soccer match between Russia and Egypt in St.Petersburg, Russia, 19 June 2018. Russia won the game 3-1. EPA/Georgi Licovski

by Bertin Basson

Monday Sep 10, 2018. 16:10

Niger goalkeeper Kassaly Daouda has taken great pride in saving two Mohamed Salah penalties, despite his country's 6-0 defeat to Egypt this past weekend.

Salah directly contributed to four goals in total despite the two missed penalties, with his brace leading the Pharaohs to a convincing win in their Group J 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier on Saturday evening.

“I have entered history with two penalties against Salah. Despite the success of Salah in the second kick, I am very happy with what I did," Daouda is quoted as saying.

“I will be proud and honored to be successful in front of my children."

Niger will be back in action next month with back-to-back qualifiers against group leaders Tunisia who beat Swaziland 2-0 in Manzini.

Egypt are at home to Swaziland on the 10th of October before traveling south for the reverse fixture on the 13th of October.

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