Former Ivory Coast captain Didier Drogba has used Twitter to congratulate Egypt’s talisman, Mohammed Salah for ending Pharaoh’s wait for World Cup qualification.
Didier Drogba lauded his former team-mate after the Egypt star guided his country to the World Cup for the first time in 28 years.
Egypt had not featured at the World Cup since 1990 but Salah ended that drought thanks to his dramatic 95th-minute penalty in Sunday’s 2-1 victory over Congo.
Salah’s opener on the hour-mark had been cancelled out by Congo’s Arnold Bouka Moutou with three minutes of regulation remaining.
But, Egypt’s hero sparked pandemonium throughout the stands and across the country in stoppage time.
Drogba wrote via Twitter: “Proud of my brother @22mosalah u became a real leader of a Nation reminds me of Cote d’Ivoire in 2006 #thebeautifulgame #russia2018.”
— Didier Drogba (@didierdrogba) 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.