Mohamed Salah oddly posed for a photo with a Nigerian backroom staff member following Egypt’s defeat in their opening Africa Cup of Nations encounter.
Salah, a talisman for Egypt on the international scene, was kept quiet throughout the match and subsequently exited the ground looking defeated at full-time.
To add insult to injury, he was asked to take a picture by a coach, but complied with true dignity.
The forward seemed to stroll off the pitch in footage extensively posted on social media before being pulled aside by the star-struck person.
The coach then shot the photograph he would remember for a lifetime, with Salah hardly concealing his displeasure.
Salah even wrapped his arm around his supporter, emphasizing his sportsmanship even further.
Following that, the 29-year-old was allowed to return to the dressing room on his own.
Egypt put in a dismal performance, with Salah in particular failing to urge his side to reclaim a goal following a goal conceded.
He was limited to a few dribbles and tried only one shot throughout the match, which resulted in a block.
Leicester striker Kelechi Iheanacho opened the scoring, masterfully controlling the ball on the outside of the penalty area before smashing into the net.
Following that, Nigeria sought to capitalize on the momentum in order to extend their advantage, but Taiwo Awoniyi’s attempt was excellently blocked by Mohamed El Shenaway.
When faced with a chance to add to his tally, Iheanacho made a clumsy touch, while Salah was unable to clip the ball over Maduka Okoye in behind.
This resulted in Egypt’s tight defeat, and they now face Guinea-Bissau, eager for a win to kick-start their campaign in Cameroon.