AFCON 2021: Liverpool, Arsenal, Villa celebrate Egypt’s win over Cameroon
Premier League giants, Liverpool and Arsenal as well as Aston Villa, have celebrated Egypt’s victory over hosts Cameroon in the Africa Cup of Nations semifinal on Thursday night.
The Pharaohs defeated the Indomitable Lions 3-1 on penalties after both African powerhouses played a goalless draw after extra-time at the Paul Biya Stadium, Olembé.
Egypt have Goalkeeper, Mohamed Abou Gabal, also known as Gabaski, to thanks after pulling a hat-trick of saves to deny the hosts a place in the final.
However, Liverpool, Arsenal and Villa who are represented by Egypt’s Mohammed Salah, Mohammed Elneny and Mahmoud Ahmed Ibrahim Hassan, commonly known as Trézéguet, respectively, joined the celebrations.
The Premier League clubs reacted in separate posts on their verified Twitter handles.
Liverpool will be welcoming either Senegal’s Sadio Mane or Salah, as an AFCON winner or runner-up, after both of their players made it to the final with their respective national team.
“Egypt into the FINAL! Sadio vs. Mo in the #AFCON2021 final. Proud of you both,” The Reds tweeted.
Arsenal who have only one shot with Elneney also tweeted, “Trophy Next stop: Congratulations, @Elnenny.”
Steven Gerrard’s Villa added, “Congratulations to @Trezeguet and Egypt, who have reached the #AFCON2021 final!”
Senegal who defeated Burkina Faso in the other semifinal will need to stop Egypt from winning a record-eighth AFCON crown in their bid to claim their first-ever continental trophy.
The Teranga Lions will face the Pharaohs at the 60,000-seater Olembe Stadium in Yaoundé in the final on Sunday.