Egypt and Liverpool star, Mohamed Salah has appeared to mock the decision to name Egypt as the best football federation during the Confederation of African Football awards in Cairo on Tuesday.
The 27-year-old decided to skip the award ceremony which was held in his country in order to train with the rest of his Liverpool team-mates ahead of their clash with Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League.
The Egyptian FA were awarded as the best federation by the CAF for hosting last year’s Africa Cup of Nations and Salah who has not had the best of relationships with his country’s footballing officials, appeared to take a sly dig at them by uploaded a picture of his daughter Makka on social networking site Instagram, which showed her laughing along with the words “and the award for best federation goes to…”
That he decided to skip the awards can be understood due to his relationship with the footballing heads of his country as he has been at loggerheads with them ever since the what he saw as unprofessional goings-on in the Egypt camp at the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
He has also clashed with them on issues related to sponsorship and it will be interesting to see how the Egyptian FA react considering that the striker is the biggest name in the sport in the country and has a massive fan following back home.