Gabaski who was not voted best goalkeeper of the 33rd edition of the African Cup of Nations, which ended on Sunday with Senegal’s first continental titleis accused of having used mystical powers to catch shots.
Egyptian goalkeeper Gabaski, whose real name is Mohamed Qotb Abou Gabal Ali, caused a sensation towards the end of the competition by stopping several shots on goal against both Ivory Coast and Cameroon.
The player of Zamalek, the best club in Egypt is for several analysts of African football, the one who carried the Pharaohs to the final. The goalkeeper, who did not start at the start of the competition, took advantage of the injury Mohamed El-Shenawy during the round of 16 against Côte d’Ivoire to win.
Information is circulating online that to stop his opponents’ shots, Gabaski wrote down their names and shooting angles on his water bottle.
“Even if he had to bow on Vincent Aboubakar’s first attempt, he repelled the next two by deploying his 193 centimeters perfectly. On the fourth, the Cameroonian Clinton N’Jie, impressed, sent the ball in the air and formalized the elimination of Cameroon, “reports the Parisian.
After Egypt lost to Senegal in the AFCON final, Cameroonian fans managed to film Gabaski’s water bottle. While some find his idea ingenious, others consider it as pure cheating.