South Africa-based Ghanaian striker Mohammed Anas was so animated after netting a brace in a ABSA Premier League match that he inadvertently thanked his wife - and also his girlfriend…
Anas scoops Man of the Match
His two goals for Free State Stars in a league draw with Ajax Cape Town this weekend earned him the Man of the Match award from the league sponsors.
He was presented with a statuette and a cash prize and had to give an obligatory post-match pitchside interview. What followed was a hilarious gaffe as Anas made a Freudian slip which immediately went viral.
“I appreciate my fans,” said Anas, “…and my wife and my girlfriend, erm, I mean my wife, yes”.
Anas quickly backtracks after on-air gaffe
As soon as he realized that that he had put his foot in it, he backtracked: “I'm so sorry, my wife. Giselle, I love you so much from my heart”.
But the damage was already done and his faux pas was blazing away on social media: “Two goals, two girls. Mohammed Anas” quipped Given Zondi Twitter, while Papago Rapz chortled, “Mohammed Anas scored two goals plus an own goal”.
I think Mohammed Anas just gave ladies more reason not to trust a soccer player 😂🙈⚽️— Nazier 17 (@NazierJacobs17) 18 March 2017
"I would like to thank my Wife and my Girlfriend" hahahahahah this Free State Stars player Mohammed Anas— Mfana kaMashila (@Siyanda_Nino) 17 March 2017
just said this on live TV😂
#MohammedAnas ,the guy was having such a great night until the post match interview. gudluck buddy, u gonna need it— DeTebello (@Tebello89com) 18 March 2017
I wonder where #MohammedAnas woke up this morning: at his wife's or girlfriend's bedside?— Thabo Mofokeng (@RealMofokeng) 18 March 2017