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Mohamed Salah has SCHOOL renamed after him following World Cup heroics

Liverpool star is a national hero after securing his country's first finals appearance for 28 years with his brace against Congo

Mohamed Salah has had a school renamed in his honour after firing Egypt to the World Cup.

The Liverpool forward scored both goals for The Pharaohs as they defeated Congo 2-1 on Sunday night to cement his status as national hero.


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Mohamed Salah has been honoured back in his hometown

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Mohamed Salah has been honoured back in his hometown

And now he has been honoured in his hometown of Basyoun after sealing his country’s first appearance at the showpiece for the first time in 28 years.

Gharbia governor Ahmed Deif revealed that the school Salah graduated from has been named after the attacker.

He bagged the first at the El-Arab Stadium on 62 minutes, but it was his last-gasp penalty that secured the win and a place at Russia 2018.


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The Liverpool star became a national hero in Egypt on Sunday night

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The Liverpool star became a national hero in Egypt on Sunday night

He scored a last-minute penalty against Congo to seal Egypt's spot at the World Cup

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He scored a last-minute penalty against Congo to seal Egypt’s spot at the World Cup

The ex-Arab Contractors star has been the standout performer for Egypt throughout their campaign.

Salah has scored five goals and two assists during his five appearances during the World Cup qualifiers.

He has also been in fine form since his summer arrival at Liverpool, finding the net six times in his first 11 matches.

Salah will be hoping to continue his scoring exploits this weekend.

He and his red team-mates face a stern test when  Manchester United travel to Merseyside for a crunch Premier League clash.

Salah secured his nation's first appearance at a World Cup for 28 years

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Salah secured his nation’s first appearance at a World Cup for 28 years

The victory sparked huge celebrations in the stadium and around the country

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The victory sparked huge celebrations in the stadium and around the country

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