Egypt's president Abdel Fattah El-Sisi,AS Roma and captain of Egyptian national football team Mohamed Salah and minister of sports and youth Khaled Abdel Aziz (Photo:Egyptian Presidency)
Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi met Monday with Egyptian National football team player Mohamed Salah, who has donated to the presidential Long Live Egypt Fund, the presidency said in a statement.
Minister of Youth and Sports Khaled Abdel-Aziz attended the meeting.
The Long Live Egypt Fund was established by El-Sisi in 2014 to solicit donations in support of Egypt's development.
According to the statement, El-Sisi praised Salah for his donation, appreciating the social role of sportsmen who set a positive example for the whole of society.
The president wished good luck to the foreign-based Salah and his national team’s fellows during the upcoming Africa Cup of Nations scheduled to begin 14 January in Gabon.
The 24-year old Salah has been one of AS Roma's top performers since he joined the squad from English side Chelsea in August 2015, attracting attention with a series of outstanding performances.
The Pharaohs winger has scored eight goals with the Italian club so far this season, scoring 19 goals in all competitions in 2016.