The Liverpool forward scored twice for his country, qualifying Egypt in the World Cup for the first time since 1990.
Didier Drogba took it to social media to express his praise for former team-mate Mohamed Salah. The Egypt international guided his country to the prestige tournament in Russia next year for the first time in 28 years.
The Liverpool forward scored the opening goal, but was canceled out by Arnold Bouka Mouto in the closing minutes of the game. However, Salah became hero for Egypt once again, scoring a last second penalty and bringing joy to the thousands on the stands of the stadium and all across the country.
Didier Drogba, who has established himself as a hero for both club and country, praised Salah and congratulated him on his achievement. Former Ivory Coast captain 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