Mohammed Anas: Ghana's viral footballer denies having girlfriend

A footballer whose interview went viral after he thanked his wife and girlfriend denies being unfaithful.

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A footballer whose recent post-match interview went viral after he thanked his wife and girlfriend has denied being unfaithful.

Ghanaian player Mohammed Anas, of South Africa's Free State Stars, told the BBC that he was 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 said he was not worried about his wife's reaction.

He said he was how many people had watched the video.

"I'm famous now - people around the world know me," the footballer star said.

He added that he has been with his wife, a South African woman, 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," he said.

Anas made the slip of the tongue after being interviewed about his Man of the Match performance during his team's 2-2 draw with Ajax Cape Town last Friday.

In the interview the footballer says: "Thank you very much for giving me this. And I appreciate my fans, also my wife and my girlfriend...

Before he hurriedly corrected himself: "I mean my wife, sorry to say. I'm sorry, my wife."

The video has been viewed by more than 250,000 times on video sharing platform YouTube as well as other social media networks.

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