Yesterday, Egypt qualified to participate in the World Cup for the first time since 1990! This event was marked as a historical breakthrough in the field of sports. Egyptians took to the streets to celebrate and the festive vibes were literally everywhere.
The timeline in every single social media platform was buzzing with congratulations posts! However, there was a pattern that may seem a bit unfair. Everyone is glorifying Mo, which he totally deserves, but in the process, they ignored the rest of the team. Salah, indeed, scored the two goals of the match; one of them during the most critical moment ever; a penalty kick in the very last minute of the match.
But that doesn’t mean that it’s okay to totally ignore the rest of the team. People like Essam El Hadary who is going to be one of the oldest — if not the oldest player — to ever participate in the World Cup; Fathy, Hegazy, Hamed, Trezeguet, Abdallah, and others who performed like champions yesterday.
The entire team were superb last night, and every single one of them deserves recognition and gratitude.