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Military service causing problems for Chelsea’s Salah

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Posted on July 18, 2014

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Chelsea midfielder Mohamed Salah could find himself forced to return to Egypt to serve military duty due to a decision made by the Minister of Higher Education to rescind his registration for an education program.

The 22-year-old, who joined one of Egypt’s education institutes in order to obtain the ability to travel abroad, was dealt a blow today after his registration was cancelled by the Minister of Higher Education, possibly forcing him to return to his homeland to serve mandatory military service.

This decision could prevent Salah from travelling outside Egypt if he was to return, something that could threaten his future with the Blues.

Egyptian footballing legend and the current National Team director Ahmed Hassan commented on the situation regarding Salah, stating that he has been in contact with the Chelsea winger via phone.

“Salah has expressed his shock about the decision. He told me that he is trying to represent Egypt in the best way possible. Is this the best response from the country?”

It has been mentioned that a meeting will be held between the Egyptian national team coaching staff headed by Shawky Gharib together with members of the Egyptian Football Association and the Minister of Higher Education to find a solution to this dilemma.

7 Comments

  1. hello

    July 18, 2014 at 9:38 PM

    This is the most stupidest decision ever

  2. Andrew Sidhom (@AndrewEGY)

    July 18, 2014 at 10:17 PM

    I’m pretty confident it will get resolved. Things like this have happened to players in the past and been resolved one way or another.

  3. Nader

    July 18, 2014 at 10:28 PM

    If this will really happen, then forget about Egyptian players in the Premier League in the future! Keep in mind that European Clubs have been critical anyway before thinking to sign Egyptian Players (Skills, Cultural aspects, ACN). This would be huge setback, as every Club Manager in Europe would read about it in the news! I was happy that some players in the past days started to move abroad to develop as players and benefit our National Team long-term, and now this!! Any hope this issue will be solved in a better way?

  4. Rev Tom

    July 19, 2014 at 2:41 AM

    There’s too much money floating around for this to happen. It’ll all be worked out with donations and contributions behind some closed door.

  5. Singaporean

    July 19, 2014 at 6:15 AM

    Sounds like our goverment.

  6. Zakaria

    July 19, 2014 at 1:33 PM

    I thought you had to be the oldest brother to be called for military service if you’re an only child you don’t do it. Does he have a younger brother?

  7. Eenny

    July 21, 2014 at 10:38 PM

    The minister needs to grease his palms…Salah would do the ‘needful’.

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