Mohamed Salah congratulated by Didier Drogba after passing milestone
By scoring against Bournemouth last weekend, Mohamed Salah netted his 30th goal of the season and therefore passed yet another huge milestone in what has been a sensational campaign for the Liverpool forward.
Indeed, the goal saw Salah surpass the great Didier Drogba to become the highest scoring African player in a single Premier League season.
Thankfully, there were no hard feelings from the man nudged down into second place, with Drogba duly sending Salah a special message to celebrate his remarkable feat.
It was just a matter of days before this guy put my goal record as number one African @premierleague top scorer to bed So proud of you lil bro @mosalah22 continue to put Our continent as high as you can!!! Much love and blessings, like I said before The best is yet to come 🙏🏾🙏🏾 C'était juste une question de jours avant que ce bonhomme envoie mon record de meilleur buteur africain de @premierleague aux oubliettes Très fier de toi petit frère @mosalah22 Continues de porter l'Afrique au plus haut!! Comme je le disais déjà à ton sujet, le meilleur est à venir 🙏🏾🙏🏾
"It was just a matter of days before this guy put my goal record as number one African top scorer to bed," the former Chelsea striker wrote on Instagram.
"So proud of you little bro. Continue to put our continent as high as you can! Much love and blessings. Like I said before: The best is yet to come."
How thoroughly lovely.
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