Liverpool star Mohamed Salah joined Egyptian national team training camp ahead of clashes in Libya in 2022 CAF World Cup qualifiers.
The matches will be Carlos Queiroz’s first official duty at the helm of the Pharaohs, with anything other than victory in both matches could jeopardize Egypt’s chances of reaching the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
The Pharaohs team for the games was revealed last Friday, and it’s a huge surprise that the names of Mohamed Sherif and Mohamed Magdy Afsha are missing.
However, as expected, Liverpool star Mohamed Salah topped the list alongside Arsenal’s Mohamed Elneny and several other overseas-based players like Mostafa Mohamed and Omar Marmoush.
On Tuesday, just three days before the first match in Cairo, Salah joined the national team camp, joining Ahmed Hassan Kouka, Omar Marmoush and Elneny, who also arrived between yesterday and today.
It will become Salah’s first meeting with new manager Queiroz and the Liverpool star is hoping to have a better time under him than he had with former coach Hossam El-Badry.
Salah only played three games under El-Badry, scoring a brace against Comoros in the CAN qualifiers while losing the score against Kenya and Gabon.
The 29-year-old however has an insane World Cup qualifying record, scoring 11 goals and assisting six in 14 games over three different campaigns, his latest being a famous brace against Congo, which led the ‘Egypt at the 2018 World Cup.