Liverpool's shining Salah to join Egypt camp on Tuesday for Libya double-header

Mahmoud Elassal , Monday 4 Oct 2021

Egypt national football team director Wael Gomaa announced the arrival of Liverpool's winger Mohamed Salah and the rest of the 9 Pharaohs' foreign based players on Tuesday to prepare for the critical double-header against Libya in the 2022 World Cup qualifiers.


The Pharaohs, who face the Mediterranean Knights on 8 and 11 October, find themselves at a critical junction in the qualifiers as they lie second in Group F behind first place Libya with only the group's winner advancing to a final two-legged playoff for one of Africa's five places at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

After all sides in Group F played two games,  Libya is in the lead with a perfect six points, Egypt sits in second place with four points, Gabon in third with three, and Angola last with Zero points.

"Ahmed Hegazi joined Egypt's camp on Sunday while Mohamed Elneny, Ahmed 'Kouka' Hassan and Omar Marmoush will arrive on Monday," Gomaa told a television programme late on Sunday.

"Liverpool's winger Mohamed Salah will show up on Tuesday," the Egypt's national team director added.

Meanwhile, Egypt coach Carlos Queiroz confirmed that Salah, 29, will remain as the national team's captain during his tenure.

Salah is expected to start the game against Libya in style after his superb show during the 2-2 draw with Manchester City in the English Premier League on Sunday.

Salah provided an assist and scored a goal against Man City, drawing the awe of all football lovers who nominate the Egyptian star for the Ballon d'Or thanks to his superb show since the start of the new season.

"Queiroz believes the World Cup qualifiers are like climbing a mountain so the two games against Libya will send the Pharaohs to the group's lead," Gomaa said.

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