Mohamed Salah, the “Prince of Egypt” (Liverpool), was threatened by a fan who entered the pitch during a game. After being saved by a security guard’s jersey, Salah had a nerve-wracking experience as he was escorted off the field by the military.
Egypt won 2-0 against Sierra Leone in their 2026 North and Central American World Cup Africa Zone qualifier Group A match at the Samuel Kandyon Doe Sports Stadium in Monrovia, Liberia, on Tuesday.
Salah, who started the game, was heavily scrutinized by his opponents. The game tilted in Egypt’s favor early on when Sierra Leone’s Tyreese Fona was sent off in the 39th minute.
Egypt took the lead in the 18th minute through Mahmoud Hassan, and made it 2-0 17 minutes into the second half through Hassan’s second goal, assisted by Salah.
The incident happened in the 44th minute of the second half. Some excited Sierra Leonean fans rushed onto the pitch to attack Salah, and teammates and security rushed to restrain them.
Egyptian teammate Mohamed Abdelmonem actively intervened to defend Salah, according to the UK’s Mirror.
Luckily, there were no major incidents, but Salah was eventually escorted off the field in the closing minutes of the game by security personnel and soldiers stationed at the stadium.
This isn’t the first time Salah, one of Africa’s top stars beyond Egypt, has had to deal with such an incident.
In November 2021, during the World Cup Africa qualifier against Angola in Qatar, some fans stormed the pitch and charged at Salah. 보스토토
Salah’s club Liverpool also experienced a similar incident in 2021 when a fan tried to take a photo with him after a 4-0 win over Southampton.
“As Africa’s biggest star, Salah is used to this sort of thing,” said the Mirror, “and Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp will be delighted to see him unharmed.”