Ghanaian footballer Mohammed Anas has clarified his recent man-of-the-match speech thanking his ‘wife and girlfriend’ which made him an online sensation, insisting he was in fact referring to his daughter.
Anas capped an impressive two-goal display by scoring the most embarrassing of own goals in the live television interview afterwards, but the striker has now explained that he frequently refers to his daughter as his girlfriend.
‘My family knows that I call my daughter my girlfriend. That’s what I was talking about. I don’t have a girlfriend,’ Anas told the BBC in the aftermath of the reaction.
The Free State Stars player also said he wasn’t worried about his wife’s reaction as she understood the situation, but did reveal that the interview had made him feel like a star.
‘I’m famous now – people around the world know me,’ Anas said.
‘I love her (his wife) so much. She’s given me two beautiful children. She is fine. She knows what kind of man I am so I am not worried,’ he added.