The Egyptian Football Association announced this today, which is Monday 19th April, 2021, revealed that Liverpool and Egypt forward, Mohamed Salah has been named as the new captain of the Egyptian national team.
The Egyptian national team captaincy has been an issue for a long time now, with many football fans and sport analysts urging Egypt coach Hossam El-Badry to hand Salah the armband and move away from the tradition of giving the armband to the most senior player in the squad.
Egyptian Football Association disclosed in the statement that the coach Hossam El-Badry met with older players in the squad who supported the move, which made, Egypt and Liverpool forward, Mohamed Salah, who is presently 28 years of age , is not the oldest in the Egyptian national team, the captain of the Egypt national team
The Egyptian Football Association said in a statement on Monday which is Monday 19th April, 2021, said: "Hossam Al-Badri, the coach of the national football team, has decided to award the captain's armband to Mohamed Salah,"
As the Chairman continued: "The decision came after the coach Hossam Al-Badri, the coach of the national football team, informed the players, who preceded Salah in seniority and who supported this step. Coach Hossam Al-Badri believes that the next stage needs stability in some matters, including the leadership badge, The technical and administrative staff seek to arrange matters in the coming period, to achieve the dream of Egyptian fans of qualifying for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar".
Mohamed Salah, the Liverpool forward, is now Egypt's second-highest goalscorer. He scored twice against Comoros in the Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers last month, taking his tally to 45 goals, he is left with Hossam Hassan’s tally of 69 in front of him.
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