A footballer, who has gone viral on social media after thanking his wife and his girlfriend in a recent post-match interview, has denied having a girlfriend.
A clip of the interview with Ghanaian Mohammed Anas got a lot of attention at the weekend:
Anas, who plays for South Africa’s Free State Stars, told the BBC that he was, in fact, referring to his daughter.
“My family knows that I call my daughter my girlfriend. That’s what I was talking about. I don’t have a girlfriend,” he said.
Anas says he is not bothered by the publicity the video has generated saying: “I’m famous now, even people around the world know me.”
He added that he has been together with his wife, who is South African, for seven years.
“I love her 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.”