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Egypt's Salah may miss CAF annual football awards at home: Reports

Salah is competing with his teammate Sadio Mane and Manchester City’s Algerian striker Riyad Mahrez for the 2019 African Player of the Year award

Mahmoud Elassal , Monday 6 Jan 2020
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Liverpool's Mohamed Salah celebrates with Liverpool's Sadio Mane after scoring his side's opening goal during the English Premier League Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020 (Photo: AP)
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After Liverpool sent official letter to the Confederation of African Football (CAF) about the arrival of Senegalese forward Sadio Mane to Egypt, the Egyptian media reported that Egypt's winger Mohamed Salah would not attend the gala as he was not mentioned in the English Premier League side's letter.

The UEFA Champions League holders Liverpool sent a formal letter to the CAF informing them about the programme for their Senegalese star’s trip to Egypt to attend the 2019 African Player of the Year award ceremony.

"Mane will fly from England to Cairo in Liverpool's private jet and he will arrive on Monday afternoon alongside seven escorts from the English Premier League team," Liverpool said in their letter to the CAF.

As the letter did not mention the programme for Salah's arrival, it is assumed that the Egyptian winger could miss the ceremony.

Salah is competing with his teammate Sadio Mane and Manchester City’s Algerian striker Riyad Mahrez for the 2019 African Player of the Year award.

The winners of the 28th edition of the CAF's annual football awards will be revealed on 7 January at the Citadel Azure in Hurghada, Egypt.

The CAF awards are an annual event to celebrate African footballers and officials who have distinguished themselves during the year.

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