Ibrahim Hassan: Salah withdrew himself from Egypt squad

Egypt team manager Ibrahim Hassan has confirmed that Mohamed Salah requested not to join the national team for the March break.

The Pharaohs are set to begin a new era under Hossam Hassan as they look to recover from a disappointing run in the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations.

Egypt are set to take part in the Winsunited Cup during the March break in the UAE alongside Tunisia, Croatia, and New Zealand.

However, there has been controversy around Mohamed Salah, who is currently out due to injury with his last appearance for the Reds coming in a 1-1 home draw with Man City.

Despite his return, it has now been confirmed that Salah will remain at Liverpool after being left out of Hossam Hassan’s squad.

Mohamed Salah

The Egyptian national team manager Ibrahim Hassan confirmed that the decision came at the request of Mohamed Salah, who wants to complete his recovery at Liverpool.

“The decision to exclude Salah came at the request of the player and his club because they believe he shouldn’t be present due to his incomplete recovery from injury,” Hassan said.

“There was communication between the club and the EFA. We can’t force anyone to join the national team.

“Salah is the captain of Egypt and his presence with us will add strength to the team.

“We wish he could be here with us, but we don’t want to hinder his gradual return to playing with Liverpool. That’s the whole picture.”