Egyptian and Liverpool football superstar Mohamed Salah is set to participate in the Egyptian Olympic team at the Tokyo Olympic games on July, according to member of the English football association’s Development Committee Hossam Ghoneim.
Speaking to the “On Sport channel”, Ghoneim said that Salah spoke with the Liverpool administration and reached an agreement to participate in the Tokyo Olympics.
The Egyptian football legend moved to Liverpool in the summer of 2017 and won the Premier League title, the European Champions League, the UEFA Super Cup, and the Club World Cup where he competed for the title of best player in the world, and was named the best player in Africa.
Salah recently won the 2020-21 Premier League PFA Fans’ Player of the Year award, granted by the Professional Footballers Association (PFA) in England.
He participated with Liverpool last season in 37 matches in the English Premier League, in which he scored 22 goals and assisted five, and came second in the competition’s top scorer behind Harry Kane with a goal.
Liverpool ranked third in the English Premier League standings for the 2020/2021 season, and scored 69 points from 38 games, to guarantee qualification directly to the group stage of the Champions League.
Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm