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Mohamed Salah on threshold of winning the BBC award

Egyptian star Mohamed Salah, the player for English Liverpool, has become a candidate for the “best player in Africa in 2018” award by the BBC for the second year in a row after he won the award last year. The list of the candidates included Mohamed Salah, Kalidou Koulibaly the defender of Senegal and Italian …

Daily News Egypt

Mo Salah, EFA cross swords on social media amid calls for Egypt’s football governing body’s resignation

Liverpool’s Egyptian football star Mohamed Salah made headlines recently after he revived a dispute with Egyptian Football Association (EFA) and accused them publicly of ignoring his complaints over several issues, mainly image rights that emerged ahead of the 2018 World Cup in Russia. Late Monday, Salah released three videos on Facebook revealing his concerns about …

Mohamed Abdel Megeed

Mo Salah world’s fourth most valuable football player

Egyptian international footballer Mohamed Salah became one of the top 10 valuable players in the world, according to Transfermarkt. Liverpool’s star Salah ranked fourth, with a market value of €150m, equalling the 2018 World Cup winner Kélien Mbappé, who plays with Paris Saint-Germain. Salah was followed by Tottenham Hotspur’s striker Harry Kane and Manchester City’s …

Daily News Egypt

Egypt must not be too dependent on Salah: Cuper

Plenty of Egyptians are optimistic that Mohamed Salah will be able to play at the beginning of Egypt’s World Cup campaign in Russia, starting with a match against Uruguay on 15 June, yet the team should find a way to avoid being fully dependent on the striker, said coach Hector Cuper, according to Reuters. The …

Daily News Egypt

Op-ed review: Mohamed Salah…

Liverpool star Mohamed Salah was the subject of several op-eds on Wednesday. Describing him as the “happiness maker” in state-owned Al-Ahram newspaper, Khaled Ezzedine praised the footballer’s achievements and awards, speaking about Salah’s chances to remove Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi from their “throne.” Also in Al-Ahram, Farouk Goweida argued that Salah was the subject …

Amira El-Fekki

Egyptians in shock as Mo Salah’s injury puts World Cup hopes at risk

Egyptian football fans experienced an emotional night on Saturday after the Egyptian international star Mohamed Salah was seriously injured in Real Madrid’s 3-1 victory over Liverpool in the UEFA Champions League final held in Kiev, Ukraine, leaving their World Cup hopes in complete tatters. Real Madrid, under Zinedine Zidane, became the first club in history …

Mohamed Abdel Megeed

Mo Salah wins race for EPL Golden Boot with 32 goals

Liverpool’s winger Mohamed Salah made history in the Premier League after scoring his 32nd goal in the competition, against Brighton on Sunday, surpassing Alan Shearer, Cristiano Ronaldo, and Luis Suarez, who share the record of 31 goals in a 38-game season. Salah secured the Premier League Golden Boot for the 2017/2018 season after Tottenham Hotspur’s …

Mohamed Abdel Megeed

Sponsor struggle over Mo Salah stirs up troubles ahead World Cup

Liverpool winger Mohamed Salah’s conflict with the Egyptian Football Association (EFA) and its sponsor over the unauthorised use of his image for advertising made headlines in local Egyptian and some English media outlets. The crisis erupted around late March between Rami Abbas, Salah’s agent and lawyer, and the EFA, after the player starred in a …

Daily News Egypt

Op-ed review: Mohamed Salah, robot Sophia, changing the Quran

Football star Mohamed Salah was the subject of several op-eds on Wednesday. Editor-in-chief of the privately-owned Al-Shorouk newspaper Emad El-Din Hussein criticised the Egyptian Football Association (EFA) which attempted to take advantage of Salah without considering sponsorship rights, in addition to bad management of the crisis when their attempt was officially contested. Hussein argued that …

Amira El-Fekki

March friendly matches ignite competition among international goalscorers

The international football friendly matches held last week witnessed the scoring of many remarkable and unforgettable goals in national teams’ histories. Many international footballers succeeded in boosting their scoring chart with their national teams. The latest of these friendly games also saw Egyptian star Mohamed Salah’s progress on the list of top Egyptian goalscorers with …

Daily News Egypt

Salah to challenge Ronaldo in Friday friendly

In preparation for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, the Egyptian national team will face the Portuguese side in an international friendly match on 23 March at the Letzigrund Stadium in Zurich, Switzerland. All eyes will be on Egypt’s Mohamed Salah and the Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo as both players displayed superb performances this …

Daily News Egypt

Egyptian tweets on Harry Kane injury: ‘100m prayers’

Egyptians tweeted on Tottenham striker Harry Kane’s injury on Monday, spreading photos and posts joking that the injury comes as a response to “100m prayers,” of people who are mostly big fans of Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah. Twitter users launched a hashtag which was widely circulated by users about Kane, circulating photos showing Salah “happy” …

Fatma Lotfi