Mo Salah’s goal against Congo in the 95th minute of injury time saw Egypt qualify for the World Cup for the first time in 28 years.
Liverpool’s flying winger held his nerve to convert the spot-kick and send his entire country into meltdown.
Egypt is a huge country of football loving fanatics, and that goal was the most important of their recent history.
Proving how big a deal the penalty was in his homeland, Mo Salah’s old school has been renamed ‘The Mo Salah school’, reports Egyptian website Kingfut.
What an honour!
Despite being just 25, Salah has already scored 32 international goals in just 56 caps for Egypt.
He’s by far and away their best and most recognised player, which in turn, meant Liverpool gained millions of international followers this summer after buying him from Roma.
We’ve already seen the effect of this at the club, with Salah winning consecutive Player of the Month votes and beating Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo to the Champions League Player of the Week gong, too!