A source within the Olympic team – who refused to be named – revealed the “crises” facing the technical staff of the Pharaohs before sending the final list to be participated in the Olympics, on the 30th of this month.
The source made it clear to “Sky News Arabia”, that Nadi Leferball He has not yet agreed to share على Mohamed Salah With the Olympic team, especially since Olympiad He is not on the “international agenda”, and the player is not entitled to participate in the Olympics without the approval of his team.
The source added: “The letter of the Football Association sent to the English club confirmed Salah’s desire to participate with the Olympic team, and to negotiate with foreign clubs is the competence of the Football Association, and the role of the technical staff of the Pharaohs is limited to choosing players, so coach Captain Shawky Gharib awaits Liverpool’s response in the coming days. And we have alternatives in the event of Salah’s absence, and the position of the English club is still unclear.”
As indicated by the responsible source With the Olympic team He indicated that the technical staff of the national team has a great desire for Salah to be with the team, and he explained: “The technical value of one of Egypt’s best players throughout its history, in addition to his leadership role, and his ability to motivate the players around him, who consider him a role model for them, cannot be disputed, but we have An alternative plan in the event of the absence of professionals.
And the source indicated that the Egyptian Federation is close to obtaining approval from the club Galatasaray Al-Turki for Mustafa Mohamed’s participation in the Olympics, and added: “Mustafa’s position is less complicated than Salah, and the player has a great desire to complete the dream he started with his colleagues, from the beginning of the African Championship, which was its top scorer, and it is also a good opportunity for Mustafa to increase his shares in moving to the five leagues. largest in Europe.
Al Ahly African results نتائج
The source confirmed that the technical staff of the Olympic team is awaiting the results of Al-Ahly of Africa in order to determine the fate of the Red Club players from participating in the Olympics, especially since the final African Champions League It will be next July 17, when the Egyptian national team players enter the “medical bubble” in Tokyo.
He continued, “The device is currently considering the inclusion of Al-Ahly goalkeeper Mohamed El-Shennawy, in addition to the team’s striker Salah Mohsen, midfielder Akram Tawfik and right defender Ahmed Ramadan Beckham, who have great chances of being on the final list of the Olympic team, but will Al-Ahly club bear all these absences? In the event of a victory over Tunisia’s Esperance, and reaching the final? Herein lies the crisis.”
It is indicated that Al Ahly Al-Masry will face his Tunisian counterpart, Esperance, in the first leg of the semi-finals of the African Champions League, next Saturday, with the return meeting on June 26, so the technical staff will have less than a week to decide the fate of Al-Ahly players’ participation in the Olympics.
On this point, the source explained: “We have an alternative plan in the event of the players’ absence, and Al-Ahly Club represents Egypt in the African Championship, and we strive to achieve one goal, which is to honor Egypt’s name in continental and international competitions.”
When asked about the “big trio” closest to joining the Olympic team, the official source in the Pharaohs team said: “So far, Mohamed Salah is the only name that has been settled, and there are names that are strongly nominated for others, such as Mahmoud Hamdi Al-Wansh and Mohamed El-Shennawy, in addition to Tariq Hamed and Ahmed Hijazi”.
The source concluded his speech by saying: “The technical staff takes into account the strength of our competitors in the (group of death) as it was named in the media. Spain and Argentina have an opportunity to include the best players in the world in the strength of their Olympic teams, but we are confident in our team’s ability to achieve a strong achievement, and victory over the Brazilian team. “The friendly match that we had with them recently is the biggest proof that we have a team that can withstand any opponent.”
It is worth noting that the Egypt group for the upcoming Olympic Games includes teams: Spain, Argentina, and Australia.