Bidvest Wits striker Gamal is more popular than Kaizer Chiefs’ Khune

Itumeleng Khune is, without a doubt, one of South Africa’s most popular players, but it seems Bidvest Wits’ Amr Gamal is, indeed, more prevalent than him in the football world. Do you know how and why?

The Kaizer Chiefs shot-stopper has one of the most recognisable faces in the local game as he is not only an icon at Naturena but also for the national team.

His popularity has seen him attract followers from all over the country and the continent, and he is one of the most followed players in the Absa Premiership when it comes to social media.

On Twitter, Khune has an impressive total of 596 000-plus followers, and on Instagram, he is the highest followed South African sportsman with 494 000-plus followers.

This made him the biggest name in South African football in terms of social media followers, but it seems the arrival of Gamal in SA has seen the keeper get knocked off his perch.

The Egyptian striker may have arrived in Mzansi as a relative unknown, but he was idolised back home and is considered to be nearly as big as Mohamed Salah among his countrymen.

On Twitter, Gamal has an impressive 175 000-plus followers, while on Instagram he has a mammoth following of more than 2.3 million.

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