Saturday Sep 25, 2021. 10:00
New Egypt assistant coach Roger De Sa is looking forward to coaching Liverpool FC superstar Mohamed Salah.
The South African tactician was recently appointed by the Egyptian Football Association and he will be working under head coach Carlos Queiroz, who replaced Hossam El Badry.
The former Orlando Pirates coach has reunited with Portuguese mentor Queiroz, whom he worked with as an assistant in 2010 for the Portugal national team.
De Sa, who was part of South Africa’s 1996 Africa Cup of Nations title-winning squad, feels that it will be easy to coach the world-class winger.
“Yes they do, I mean just starting with Mo Salah, I mean he is the talk of the town straight away. So that alone was exciting,” De Sa told iDiski Times.
“But one thing I have learned is that the better the player, the easier the job. To work with high-quality players makes your job easy. You just got to man-manage them, and that is really what is needed.
“You are not going to teach them how to play, you have just got to man manage them, and guide them in the right direction, and obviously hope the results come.”
Considered one of the best players in the world, Salah is known for his finishing, dribbling, and speed having won the UEFA Champions League and Premier League titles with English giants Liverpool.
Salah represented Egypt at youth level before making his senior debut in 2011 and following his performances at the 2012 Summer Olympics, he was named CAF Most Promising African Talent of the Year.
Since then, he has helped Egypt reach the final of the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations, and he was the top scorer during CAF qualification to help the team qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.