Famed Egyptian player and Liverpool winger, Mohamed Salah, is set to be the Pharaohs’ national new captain, according to Egypt Today.
The decision was taken by Hossam El Badry, Egypt’s national team new manager replacing Mexican Javier Aguirre.
Announced on Saturday, the decision is meant at smoothing tension between Salah and the Egyptian Football Association while highlighting the importance of Salah’s inclusion in the national team.
Recently, the EFA and Salah have been at the centre of dispute due to the former’s failure at voting for the popular player in the FIFA’s best player award.
The EFA commented about the incident, calling it an “unintentional mistake”.
The Pharaoh’s captain position is currently held by Ahmed El Mohamady.
El Badry is expected to direct the team towards qualifications of the 2021 African Cup of Nations and the 2022 Word Cup.
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