Inside the ‘magical’ bottle of Egypt’s goalkeeper Gabaski which helps him saves penalties
Egypt’s goalkeeper Gabaski is trending on the internet for his heroics and ‘magical’ bottle.
Goalkeeper Mohamed Abou Gabal alias Gabaski is trending on the internet for his AFCON heroics and ‘magical’ bottle.
Gabaski went to the AFCON 2021 tournament as the 2nd choice goalkeeper of Egypt but ended the tournament as arguably the best goalkeeper.
After losing the finals to Senegal he left his bottle behind and the bottle is ignited talks on social media.
The bottle has information about every opponent player and how they usually take their penalty kicks.
Egypt goalkeeper Gabaski forgot his bottle after the defeat. Info on Senegal’s penalty takers.
This should go straight to CAF Museum if they have. pic.twitter.com/e1LMbZPTUm
— Saddick Adams (@SaddickAdams) February 7, 2022
This scientific data helped him to make the right choices during penalty shootouts.
Having come on for injured El Shenawy in the round of 16 game against Ivory Coast, he saved Eric Bailly’s penalty to qualify Egypt to the quarterfinals.
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In the quarterfinals against Morocco Egypt won in extra time so the game didn’t travel to penalty shootouts.
Semifinals proved how excellent Gabaski is as he saved 2 penalties from the Cameroon to qualify Egypt to the finals.
In the finals he save an early penalty by Sadio Mane.
When they game went to penalty shootouts, he saved one penalty and almost saved all of Senegalese penalty as he dived same direction the Senegalese players placed their kicks.
Unfortunately for Gabaski, the football gods favored Senegal as they deservedly won the trophy.