Mohammed Anas, the Free State Stars striker, has denied being unfaithful to his wife after accidentally thanking both her and his ‘girlfriend’ in a post-match interview.
The Premier Soccer League player was named man of the match after scoring a brace in his side’s 2-2 draw with Ajax Cape Town on Friday night.
Anas was subsequently interviewed by South African television channel SuperSport and appeared to accidentally pay tribute to a mistress while accepting the award.
“I appreciate my fans, also my wife and my girlfriend, I mean my wife,” he said, with an apparent slip of the tongue, before quickly apologising. “Sorry to say, I’m so sorry, my wife… I love you so much!”
Anas, who has become something of a viral star following the interview, has now denied that he has a girlfriend and reiterated his love for his wife, who he has been married to for the past seven years.
“My family knows that I call my daughter my girlfriend,” he told the BBC. “That's what I was talking about. I don't have a girlfriend.
“I love her so much,” the Ghanaian added. “She's given me two beautiful children. She is fine. She knows what kind of man I am so I am not worried.”