Africa Cup of Nations

Trending: 'Respect!' - Salah wins fan hearts after Hakimi Afcon post-match consolation

10:28 SAST 2022/01/31
Mohamed Salah of Egypt with Achraf Hakimi of Morocco.
The Egyptian captain was seen talking to the Atlas Lions full-back after the Pharaohs won the duel in extra-time

Egyptian captain Mohamed Salah has been hailed by fans after his act of consoling Achraf Hakimi after the Africa Cup of Nations quarter-final game on Sunday.

The forward was seen talking to the PSG right-back after the Pharaohs registered a 2-1 win that propelled them to the last four at the expense of the Atlas Lions, who surrendered a first-half lead and bowed out of the competition.

Salah scored a goal and provided an assist - from which Mahmoud Hassan Trezeguet scored the second goal in the tense encounter while Hakimi played the whole game.

But it was the post-match talk between the two stars that caught the public eye after the Liverpool man was seen consoling Hakimi.

As Salah and Egypt - who will face Cameroon in the semis - have their dream of winning their eighth Afcon title intact, Hakimi and Morocco - the 1976 champions - will have to wait longer for success in the continental showpiece.

How Twitter reacted to the Salah-Hakimi moment: