Liverpool’s Egyptian forward Mohamed Salah. PHOTO/file)
BY PAUL OMBATI
The passion and enthusiasm for sports worldwide has been massive from fans, players and managers. Football, one of the most celebrated sport worldwide has had its share.
One of the most talking point this season has been the rise of Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah, whose performance has amazed many.
The Egyptian international was recently crowned Premier League Player of the Year and has so far won three Premier League Player of the Month awards.
Since his transfer from As Roma, he has netted 41 goals on his debut season, 31 of them making him the lead topscorer and one goal shy from breaking the Most EPL goals in a season, jointly held by Alan Shearer (Blackburn Rovers, 1995 –96) Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United, 2007–08) and Luis Suárez (Liverpool, 2013–14).
His Success led to communication giants Vodacom Egypt to enter into a deal that has been talk of the town.
The deal stipulates that for every goal Mohamed Salah scores, Vodacom Egypt will award subscribers 11 free talktime minutes.
The Egyptians subscribe to a tarrif bundle named Mo Salah World. Vodacom has average subscribers of about 43 million people and each goal would cost averagely £100.
The 11 minutes match with Salah’s shirt number for Liverpool.