Brazil forward Roberto Firmino is happy with his Liverpool teammate Mohamed Salah for winning the African footballer of the year but insists the Egypt international does not have dancing as part of this hobby.
Firmino was reacting after video of the award held in Dakar Senegal went viral with Salah barely trying to show a few dance steps.
It was clear that Salah who has scored over 45 goals for Liverpool is not the dancing type as he merely rocked his award from side to side like a new born baby.
Firmino told Liverpoolfc.com: ‘I saw it on the internet! I would like to congratulate him on winning the African Player of the Year award for the second consecutive year.
‘And yes, I saw that they tried to make him dance… he tried, but I don’t think it’s his forte!’
Salah won the award for the second year running after a fine season for club and country. The 26-year-old scored 32 goals in the Premier League to win the golden boot and 44 across all competitions last campaign.
Salah, who has 13 league goals this season, is one goal behind Tottenham striker Harry Kane and Arsenal forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang for this year’s race for the golden boot.
Egypt could be said to be gotten a double as the land of the pharaohs was interestingly given the hosting right for the 2019 African cup of Nations in June. Salah reacting to the hosting right given to Egypt said it will further lift the image of the Egyptian league even as he dedicated his award to his country.
Soccer fans who reacted to his winning the award on one hand and the hosting right given to Egypt on the other, said the next nations cup which will feature 24 teams will be full of fireworks with some predicting that Pharaohs will come out smoking with intent to make it to the final. Egypt remains the most successful team in the African Nations cup after winning the championship a record seven times.