Tuesday Jun 15, 2021. 16:00
Egypt under-23 head coach Shawky Gharib says English giants Liverpool FC are yet to confirm Mohamed Salah’s involvement in the Tokyo Olympic Games football event.
The Reds are yet to send the Egyptian Football Association a response regarding the stance of world class winger from his availability to participate in the global tournament.
If Salah participates in the Olympic Games he would unavailable for Liverpool from July 23 to August 8 in Japan.
The new 2021/22 Premier League season is set to start on August 14 and Salah is one of the Reds’ key players.
“We haven’t received a definitive response from Liverpool regarding Salah’s participation in the Olympics,” Gharib said on Kingfut.
“The EFA have not informed us that our request was rejected either. When a new development takes place, we will be officially informed directly.”
Gharib has announced the shortlist from within he will pick his three overage players.
They are Salah, Mohamed El-Shennawy, Mohamed Abougabal, Ayman Ashraf, Mahmoud El-Wensh, Ahmed Hegazi, Tarek Hamed and Mohamed Elneny.
Salah was selected for the Egypt under-23 squad to play at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, England scoring in all three of the team’s group games.
The 29-year-old helped Egypt secure advancement into the knockout stage of the tournament where they were eliminated following a 3-0 quarter-final defeat to Japan.