After winning "Man of the Match" by scoring two goals in a hard-fought game between the Free State Stars and Ajax Cape Town, Ghanaian soccer player Mohammed Anas was on top of the world. And then it all came crashing down.

During an interview following the match, Anas was full of gratitude and wanted to shout out everyone who supported him. "Firstly I appreciate my fans," he said, and "my wife and my girlfriend." Realizing too late what had just come out of his mouth, he laughed nervously and tried to backpedal. "I’m so sorry, my wife! I love you so much from my heart." Watch the awkward clip and try not to cringe:


In fairness, perhaps it was an honest mistake. But the panic was real:

Oh, buddy. Good luck explaining this one—you'll be lucky if either lady lets you sleep on the couch this weekend.

Sources: Deadspin