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Mohamed Salah: Tokyo 2020 decision with Liverpool and forward, says Egypt boss

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Mohamed Salah’s potential involvement for his country in the Tokyo Olympic Games will be a decision for the football player and his club, Liverpool, Egypt’s Olympic coach said.

Media reports on Salah’s inclusion in a provisional 50-man squad led to speculation that Liverpool could be without Salah for the start of the next Premier League season.

But Egyptian Olympic team coach Shawky Gharib said they could not force the player to be involved.

“Salah’s participation with the Pharaohs team in Tokyo is a decision to be taken only by Salah, his club Liverpool and his coach Juergen Klopp,” Gharib told Reuters News Agency.

“We cannot force Salah to participate with us because FIFA regulations do not compel him to participate,” he added.

The Olympic tournament is for Under-23 teams but three over-age players are allowed in each squad. FIFA has long acknowledged that clubs are not obliged to release over-age players for the Games.

Salah was part of the Liverpool team which won the Champions League last season and they are now runaway leaders in the Premier League with the Egyptian their top scorer with 14 goals.

In response to Salah’s inclusion in the squad, the player’s agent, Ramy Abbas, posted on Twitter that “no decision has been made yet” and Gharib said that view was correct.

“The agent’s comment does not offend anyone .. What he said is the same truth,” he said, noting that Klopp had not ruled out or backed his player featuring in Tokyo.

But Gharib clearly hopes a way can be found for the striker, the most successful player Egypt has produced, to perform for his country in the tournament slated to be held from July 22 to August 8.

“Salah is one of the top three players in the world and any team hopes to have a player of his capabilities and skills in the squad … I have chosen Salah in an expanded list of 50 players to select 18 players heading to Tokyo,” he said.

“The final list that will include 18 players will be sent next June, so it is too early to talk about the names of the 18 players.”

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Frederick Nuetei Nortey known professionally as Frederick Nortey is a Ghanaian Celebrity Blogger and publicist.He founded fredericknuetei.com an entertainment website and blog that primarily publishes news about Ghanaian Celebrities.

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Breaking: Diego Armando Maradona passed on at 60

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Breaking: Diego Armando Maradona passed on at 60

News reaching fredericknuetei.com indicates that Argentina football legend Diego Maradona has died after suffering cardiorespiratory arrest.

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This sad incident is said to have happened on November 25, 2020. Maradona won the 1986 World Cup with Argentina and also played for Barcelona at club level as well as Napoli, who he helped lead to the Serie A title.

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May his soul rest in perfect peace!

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Christian Atsu’s Mother Reportedly Dead

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Christian Atsu’s Mother Reportedly Dead

Ghana winger, Christian Atsu has lost his mother some few hours ago.

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Atsu broke the news out on his Facebook page and wrote;“Your life was a blessing, your memory a treasure, you are loved beyond words and will be missed beyond measure as you left us today #RIPMum 💔😢,” 

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Reports has it that his mother, Madam Afiko was battling an illness for sometime now. Our condolence to him and his family. Please checkout the screenshot below: 

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