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Salah’s Surpass Didier Drogba as Africa’s Top Goalscorer in Premier League

Mohamed Salah, also called ‘Mo Salah’ with the full name ‘Mohamed Salah Hamed Mahrous Ghaly’, is an Egyptian playing forward for Liverpool at the English Premier League.

The professional footballer – Salah was born on the 15th of June, 1992, and he is the current captain of ‘The Pharaohs’, which is Egypt’s national men’s football team.

On Sunday, 24th of October, 2021, at Old Trafford, Mohamed Salah made history in the premier league, becoming the top goalscorer snatching the title from Didier Drogba.

In the match against Manchester United, he scored three goals and one assist for Liverpool, out of the 5-0 score at the game.

The goals also made him the top goal scorer of African origin in the Premier League. The top three best African goal scorers at the Premier League are Mohamed Salah with 105 goals, Didier Drogba with 104 goals, and Sadio Mane with 100 goals.

Mohamed Salah had scored two goals in the premier league when he was playing for Chelsea, giving him 107.

At the match on Sunday, 13 minutes into the game, Naby Keita and Diogo Jota already scored 2-0 for Liverpool putting Manchester United in a great desolation.

To heighten it, Salah scored two more goals before half-time. It was like a nightmare to Man United as that 4-0 half-time score at the premier league was the first time it has ever happened to them.

Before the end of the match, Salah scored one more goal making it a 5 – 0 win for Liverpool against Manchester United.

Retired Chelsea striker – Didier Drogba has held the title of Premier League’s highest goalscorer for a while.

However, when Drogba learned about Salah’s victory of taking over the title from him, he sent him a congratulatory message wishing him luck.

It is also essential to recall that in 2003 at Old Trafford, Salah was the first African player to score a hat-trick in an opposition.

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