Amid a state of astonishment and amazement that currently dominates Egyptian football street over the list of the first Egyptian team announced yesterday by Portuguese coach Carlos Queiroz, former Al-Zamalek and Al-Ahly player Reda Abdel-Aal revealed that the Egyptian football star and top scorer for Liverpool and the English Premier League, Mohamed Salah. He played a role in choosing the national team’s players in the latest list announced by the coach of the Pharaohs, Carlos Queiroz, in preparation to face Libya on the 8th and 11th October in the third round of the African qualifiers for the 2022 World Cup.
Reda Abdel-Aal said Mohamed Salah was the one who chose the player Ahmed Hassan Kouka, who replaced Al-Ahly striker Mohamed Sharif, because Koca is a friend of Mohamed Salah and will be in the room with him during the next camp for the Egyptian team instead of Omar Jaber who was not on the list and is a good friend of Mohamed Salah And who was always accompanied by him in the room in all camps of Egypt whether they were in the Olympic team or in the first team.
It is noteworthy that Ahmed Hassan “Koka”, who played in the Greek Olympiacos ranks before moving to Turkey’s Konya Sebo, celebrated Mohamed Salah’s birthday last June, and “Koka” published a video of him through the Astoria feature , on his personal account on the “Instagram” photo and video site.”, with Mohamed Salah and a group of friends during the celebration.
And Reda Abdel-Aal said in statements to the story program on MBC Egypt: “Mohamed Salah was actually the one who chose Queiroz to coach the Egyptian national team, and not a nomination by Nelo Vingada, the technical director of the Egyptian Football Federation. ”
He stressed that pleasantries are the ones that determine the selection of players on the list of Egyptian national teams
Reda Abdel-Aal said that Al-Ahly player Mohamed Magdy “Qafsha” is the best player in Egypt this year, and that Mohamed Sherif is the top scorer of the league, so how can they be excluded from the team list and include other players who Queiroz coaching has not seen before.
He explained: “Carlos Queiroz has not seen Yasser Ibrahim and Ahmed Fathi, just as Yasser Ibrahim did not play Al-Ahly’s last match against Enppi in the Egypt Cup, so how can he be included in the national team list.”
Portuguese Carlos Queiroz, coach of the Al-Ahly duo Mohamed Sherif and Mohamed Magdy (Qafsha), was suddenly banned from the two games against Libya.
Sharif’s ban came a day after he scored two goals in the 2-0 win over Liberia in a friendly with Qafsha taking part, in his first game led by Queiroz.
Also from the squad were Mostafa Fathi, the Zamalek wing, Ahmed Samir and Muhannad Lashin of the Army pioneers, Ali Gabr and Ahmed Tawfiq, the Pyramids defensive duo, and the professional trio outside Egypt, Ahmed Yasser Rayan, Wissam Morsi and Karim Hafez.
Veteran Pyramids right-back Ahmed Fathi returned to the squad after a long absence alongside Al-Ahly defender Yasser Ibrahim.
Libya leads the group with six points, against four points for Egypt and one point for Gabon, while Angola is bottom of the standings with no points.
Only the group leaders qualify for the last preliminary round, which includes a decisive match, of which the winner qualifies for the World Cup final.
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