Mohamed Salah has tendered his apology to a young girl who requested an early goal from the Liverpool star in Egypt's win over Tunisia in Alexandria.
The girl tweeted a photo where she held aloft a poster that read: "Salah please score. I want to go home, I have homework."
— Nadine Meshref (@naddstaruss) November 16, 2018
Salah would however score, but his goal - a well-taken one which involved a one-two with Salah Mohsen, nutmeg and cheeky chip over Tunisia goalkeeper, came in the 90th minute to help the Pharaoh clinch a 3-2 victory in the African Cup of Nations qualifier.
Salah - who moved past legendary Egyptian playmaker Mohamed Aboutrika in the national team scorers' chart to third with 39 goals in 62 appearances - then responded after the game, tendering his apology.
The Goal 50 star replied: “I really tried to let you go home early, and sorry to have kept you here until the last minute. I hope your teacher tomorrow understands the situation.”
I really tried to let you go home early, and sorry to have kept you here until the last minute. I hope your teacher tomorrow understands the situation. 🤣
— Mohamed Salah (@MoSalah) November 16, 2018
Prior to the tie, Egypt and Tunisia had sealed qualifications for the Afcon finals but the result saw the Pharaohs move level with their visitors at the summit of Group J with 12 points from five matches.
Javier Aguirre's side will round up their qualification campaign with a fixture against Niger while Tunisia take on Eswatini in March 2019.