Mo Salah seems to have won EFA battle, but he should “tread lightly”
Mo Salah seems to have won his EFA battle, but he should “tread lightly”: National football icon Mo Salah seems to have won his latest fight with the Egyptian Football Association (EFA), in which the Liverpool forward demanded better treatment of the national team’s players, Gerald Imray writes for the Associated Press. The spat was likely resolved to improve team morale as it fights to qualify for the African Cup of Nations. As Egypt’s “most valuable international asset,” the EFA has every reason to keep Salah happy, and his star power will keep him in favor with the powers that be, says the newswire’s Hamza Hendawi. “But Salah must tread carefully if he intends to be an instrument of change,” Hendawi says, suggesting that Salah should stay away from ruffling too many feathers.
Meanwhile, Salah scored two goals during the national team’s 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier game against Niger, which ended with a 6-0 lopsided victory for the Pharaohs, according to the BBC.