In the midst of Egypt’s commanding 6-0 victory over Djibouti, Mohamed Salah found himself entangled in a heated moment with defender Moussa Hamadou. Despite Salah’s stellar performance, securing four goals and becoming Egypt’s all-time leading scorer in World Cup qualifiers, a rare on-field clash unfolded.
Attempting to gain possession, Salah contested with Hamadou, who was shielding the ball for a goal-kick. The situation escalated as they tangled legs, and a brief personal confrontation ensued. This unexpected face-off saw Salah squaring up to the FC Dikhil defender for several seconds, prompting referee Jelly Chavani to intervene and separate the players.
I Never knew Salah had that dawg in him.. pic.twitter.com/LV2nEMhTFE
— Vision 🇭🇺 (@Lfc__vision) November 16, 2023
Fans expressed astonishment at Salah’s unusual confrontation, speculating on social media about the cause behind this uncharacteristic behavior. Some suggested that a provocative comment might have triggered Salah’s reaction, emphasizing the rarity of such incidents involving the usually composed forward.