Military personnel escorted Mo Salah off the field during Egypt’s World Cup qualifier against Sierra Leone due to pitch invaders. Despite the unsavory incident, Rui Vitoria’s team secured a 2-0 victory with Trezeguet scoring twice.
Unfortunately, the match was overshadowed by opposing fans invading the pitch, attempting to approach Salah and causing chaos at the Samuel Kanyon Doe Stadium in Liberia.
Prompt security intervention prevented injuries, and Salah, surrounded by military officers, eventually left the field. Reports suggest some Sierra Leone fans may have intended to harm the Liverpool forward, though details remain unclear.
Notably, Salah’s eventful week included a confrontation in the World Cup qualifier against Djibouti. The 31-year-old, having scored 16 goals this season, contributed four goals to Egypt’s 6-0 win in the opening Group A game, establishing himself as Egypt’s all-time leading scorer in World Cup qualifiers.
Egypt’s manager, Rui Vitoria, expressed confidence in Salah’s ability to maintain top-level performance for another four or five years, praising his skills, decision-making, and commitment to continuous improvement.