The unbeatable Egyptian goalkeeper, Mohamed Abou Gabal, was born in 1989. He comes from Asyut, Egypt. The majority in Egypt know him as Gabaski.
Gabaski currently plays for Zamalek’s as a goalkeeper.
In the AFCON 2021 (though held in 2022), Gabaski hit headlines for his goalkeeping prowess. He is so determined and focused – Simply, he is a highly motivated player.
In the Knockout stage, Egypt vs. Ivory Coast, he was the hero for saving Eric Billy’s penalty. Egypt proceeded to the quarter-finals. The winning trend continued as they won against Morocco (2-1).
Then came the semi-finals – Egypt vs. Cameroon – What a Match!
After 120 minutes of goalless play, the winner had to be determined via spot-kick. Guess who was on the goal-line for Egypt – The Hero himself – Mohamed Qotb Abou Gabal Ali (GABASKI).
The man of the night saved two penalties – James L. Siliki and Harold Moukoudi – Thanks to his penalty heroics. This is how Gabaski helped Egypt book a final with Senegal. The game is considered as a Sadio Mané vs. Mohamed Salah’s litmus test. The two are Liverpool legends.
Yet, again, he was the man of the match for saving Sadio Mane’s penalty in the AFCON 2021 final in Cameroon. He deserved to win the trophy. Long live Mohamed Qotb Abou Gabal Ali (GABASKI).