Egyptian footballer and Liverpool star Mohamed Salah
attacked the Egyptian Football Association (EFA) on Monday for
ignoring his demands amid months of disputes between the two sides.
“We have sent many letters that were never answered,” Salah said in a
video posted on his Facebook page.
A copy of a letter sent by Salah’s agent to the EFA was published in
local media. The letter, dated August 23, included several demands
such as hiring security for Salah when he is playing with the
national team and only using his image for promotion after getting
In a statement earlier Monday, the EFA said that the demands were
“irrational” and “unacceptable” saying that the association “will not
deal with double standards” by approving such demands for one player.
Reacting to the statement, Salah said they demanded security for all
national team members after he had a hard time during the Egypt
team’s stay in the Russian city of Grozny for the World Cup, saying
the hotel was too crowded.
“There should be security for the national team,” he said.
“I am not asking for a security man to sleep in the same room. I am
not asking for anything special compared to other players.
“I am requesting something that I see implemented abroad and I see we
have the capabilities to do it,” he added.
Tensions with the EFA began ahead of the World Cup over image rights,
when his photo was used to promote the state-owned telecommunications
company WE, the official sponsor of the team, while he had a deal
with rival Vodafone.
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