Salah & Elneny fly to UK despite further positive tests

Salah & Elneny fly to UK despite further positive tests
Mohamed Salah of Egypt

by Staff Reporter

Friday Nov 20, 2020. 14:00

Egyptian stars Mohamed Salah and Mohamed Elneny are set to fly back to the United Kingdom (UK) on a private jet from Egypt on Friday.

This is despite returning further positive tests for coronavirus according to the Egyptian Football Association (EFA).

Salah and Elneny have been self-isolating after testing positive while on international duty and they were tested on Thursday, returning another positive swab.

Liverpool FC winger missed Egypt’s two 2022 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifiers against Togo after testing positive, while Arsenal central midfielder Elneny missed the second clash.

The EFA released the following statement indicating that the duo will be tested on arrival in the UK and they must complete their 10-day isolation period, as outlined by the UK government’s coronavirus rules.

“Within the framework of coordination between the Egyptian Football Association and the English club Liverpool and Arsenal, it was agreed that Mohamed Salah and Mohamed El-Niny, the stars of the professional national team in England, would travel tomorrow from Hurghada airport on a private plane equipped with medical equipment, hoping that their cases would soon turn negative and be able to return to The participation of their two teams in their next matches,” a club statement read.

“The Egyptian Federation has been in constant contact and coordination with the two clubs since each of them was infected with the Coronavirus, and communication was made through Captain Mohamed Fadl, a member of the five-year committee in charge of managing the Federation’s affairs at the administrative level, and Dr. Muhammad Abu Al-Ela, the doctor of the national team at the medical level, while the two players made a new swab for each Both of them today were positive.”

Salah is expected to miss Liverpool’s Premier League clash with Leicester City on Sunday, while Elneny is also expected to miss Arsenal’s Premier League match against Leeds United on Sunday.

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