Egyptian FA write to FIFA to try to defuse row over their failure to vote for star man Mohamed Salah in The Best awards… as he removes all mention of his country from his Twitter account
- Mo Salah removed Egypt from his Twitter profile after apparent snub
- Egyptian FA insist they voted for Liverpool forward as player of the year
- Now they want an explanation from FIFA as to why the vote was missing
The Egyptian FA are demanding an explanation from FIFA as to why their vote for Mo Salah as FIFA Men’s Player of the Year was missing.
The Liverpool star felt snubbed by his own governing body after discovering they had not voted for him.
He took reference to Egypt out of his Twitter profile and also wrote: ‘Whatever they do to try to change my love for Egypt, they will not succeed.’
Mo Salah felt snubbed by his own country after finding out he did not receive a vote from them
But the EFA insist that coach Shawky Gharib and captain Ahmed Elmohamady cast their votes for Salah. They have written to FIFA for an explanation.
Lionel Messi won the Best Men’s Player award on Monday night with Cristiano Ronaldo in second and Virgil van Dijk in third.
Every nation had three voters for the prize, the coach the captain and one media representative.
The Egyptian FA insist that they did in fact vote for Salah and the votes went missing