Fans contain a sign reinforcing Mohamed Salah before Egypt’s match against Saudi Arabia at the Volgograd Arena. Photograph: Darko Vojinovic/ AP
” I asked for more protection for all players , not only for me ,” Salah said.” We had numerous disorders at the team’s camp during our participation at the World Cup in Russia. I couldn’t go to the restaurant twice as they told me you won’t be able to go there for your own safety due to the crowd inside the inn .”. Salah added that he was frequently disturbed by clients coming to his room and wanting to talk.
Salah is enormously favourite in Egypt for propelling the football team to their first World Cup finals almost 30 years. But in April he fell out with the EFA after it used an unauthorised image of him next to a rival patron on the team’s airplane, which Salah named” a major insult “.
Tensions flared again when the Egyptian team arrived at their World cup finals discipline base in Chechnya. The region’s captain, Ramzan Kadyrov, has been substantially criticised for human rights abuses, including mistreatment of LGBTQ beings. Salah was photographed at an tricky has met with Kadyrov, where he was awarded honorary Chechen citizenship.
The arrival of a luminary delegation at the team’s training ground to celebrate their success was criticised for potentially shaking the players.” The team’s remain does not necessarily turn into village representatives wedding ceremony. Dishonor on you! We are scandalized !” said one local football expert.
The dispute resumed after the tournament, when Salah accused the EFA of ignoring a letter of demands from his lawyer.” Do you not have time to respond to us ?!” he tweeted.
Magdy Abdelghani, an EFA official, told a local television channel “hes not” spoken to Salah since the World cup finals because his” WhatsApp number changes all the time “.