Ahmed Elmohamady helped helped his side, Egypt beat DR Congo 2-0 in their second group A match on Wednesday in the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) and some Aston Villa fans have taken to Twitter to praise the right-back.
A goal from Mohamed Salah and Elmohamady made it two wins for Egypt in their opening two matches of the tournament, a result which secured their passage to the round of 16.
Elmohamady opened the scoring after 25 minutes of play when he created space in a crowded penalty area to poke a right-footed volley.
Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah secured the points for the side with a trademark left-footed finish from outside the box into the left side of the goal.The Liverpool attacker will be hoping to guide Egypt all the way in the Africa Cup of Nations as he’s arguably the best player in the continent.
Elmohamady captains the Egypt team and he’s one of the key performers for his national side having just enjoyed an excellent campaign with Villa by helping them earn promotion to the English Premier League via the Championship play-off.
The attack-minded right-back made 42 appearances across all competitions last season and weighed in with eight assists.
The speed machine can be a threat when he flies forward into attacks, but whether he’s got the defensive prowess to cope with a return to the Premier League is the bigger question.
These are some of the comments made by Villa fans raving about Elmohamady for his latest display of football in the ongoing AFCON tournament;
Ahmed Elmohamady Goal pic.twitter.com/QBrPBAQViF
— SPORTS LOVER (@WasimKh51097422) June 26, 2019
I never knew he had skills like that lol #avfc
The real Egyptian king
A goal and a defence of a women abuser, very successful day for him….
One is the best Egyptian footballer in the world, oozing class and skill from every crevice and adored worldwide. The other is Mo Salah
Salah has posters of Elmo on his wall