The Egyptian national team players took advantage of the Cape Verde match and its exciting events in order to defend Mohamed Salah against the criticism that has recently targeted him from the Egyptian fans.
Salah will return to Liverpool to receive treatment after suffering a strain in his back muscle, which sparked widespread anger as everyone preferred that the Egyptian captain continue with his country in Côte d’Ivoire until he recovers.
Egypt qualified with difficulty to the round of 16 of the African Cup of Nations after a 2-2 draw with Cape Verde, and so far the country of the Pharaohs has been unable to record any victory in the “Cannes”.
Despite the public discontent towards Salah, the player enjoys absolute support from the Egyptian national team players, and the beginning was with Mostafa Mohamed lifting the shirt of the Liverpool star after scoring the goal in the 92nd minute.
After the match, Omar Marmoush also defended Salah by saying, “Mohamed Salah is a great player and bears a great responsibility and we learn from him, and any player would have celebrated with his shirt like Mustafa Mohamed did.”
As for Mohamed Hani, he said, “Mohamed Salah is a great player and one of the most committed. We benefit from him and he talks to us constantly. I wish him a speedy recovery.”
Imam Ashour praised the leader despite his absence, saying, “Mohamed Salah is a pride for everyone and will remain a pride for us, as he constantly guides us.”
It is noteworthy that the Egyptian national team will face the runner-up of the group that includes Morocco, Zambia, Tanzania and Congo in the round of 16, and Salah will not return until Rui Vitoria’s squad succeeds in reaching the semi-finals, according to what was announced.