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Mo Salah arrives in Cairo following tensions with Egypt FA

Egyptian footballer, Mohamed Salah [Mohamed Salah/Facebook]
Egyptian footballer, Mohamed Salah [Mohamed Salah/Facebook]

Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah yesterday arrived in the Egyptian capital of Cairo to join his national team's training camp ahead an African Cup of Nations qualifier against Niger, local media has reported.

According to the daily newspaper Al-Akhbar, Salah arrived on board Egypt Air – Egypt's national airline – from the United Kingdom's London, where he was escorted by intensive security. The security airport meet and greet service was reported to have been organised by the Egyptian Football Association (EFA).

Last week, Salah and his lawyer, Ramy Abbas, launched a campaign against the EFA after the football star had submitted some complaints to the governing body and received no response. The claims were reported to have been related to the Egyptian team's "poor" treatment during the Russia World Cup 2018.

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The spat went viral after Salah's published video on social media, in which he accused the EFA of not responding to his complaints. Abbas had sought guarantees to what he called "a violation of the team players' image rights."

Salah will is due to meet with the Egyptian national football team's coach, Javier Aguirre, with the aim to mitigate tensions between the two parties.

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