Egypt’s national team player Mohamed Salah received enthusiastic support during the match against Malawi. Malawi’s manager Mario Marinca was very critical of the home fans.
On the 28th (Korean time) at the Bingu National Stadium in Lilongwe, Malawi, Egypt, who played the 4th round of the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier Group D, won 4-0 in Malawi.
Egypt is the best in the group. In the second round of the preliminary round, they were unexpectedly defeated by Ethiopia, but won all the remaining games and are in the group with 3 wins and 1 loss. The underdog Malawi lost all but one defeat to Ethiopia and is in third place in the group with 1 win and 3 losses.
However, after the game, coach Marinka scolded the home fans at a local press conference after the game. According to a report quoted by the British ‘BBC’, coach Marinka said, “Let’s talk about this. To put it simply, Malawians don’t seem to love Malawi.” “Malawi didn’t cheer. The Malawi national team played against the Malawians. The Malawians didn’t like us.” 바카라사이트
Egypt is ranked 39th in the FIFA rankings, while Malawi is 124th. Egypt currently has a star representing African football, while Malawi has not produced a mediocre star. None of the current national players, let alone stars, have advanced to the top 5 European leagues. “Ultimately, it was the fans’ choice. They liked the current superstars and we don’t have any superstars on our team. People are free to express their opinions. Oftentimes they can make a different choice.”
“Even when a player like Gabadinho Mmango, our team’s hero, came in, there was no support from the fans. They cheered for Salah and the Egyptian players,” said Marinka.