Egypt FA end Salah’s image rights dispute
After Liverpool winger, Mohamed Salah, revealed his disappointment from the way the Egyptian Football Association decided to deal with his image rights’ dispute, which saw the country’s football governing body use the player’s image on the Egypt team plane.
Salah took to Twitter conveying his frustration which sparked public opinion and pushed Egypt’s sports minister to intervene and resolve the issue, assuring the player and fans that things are finally going in the right direction.
This was echoed by EFA chairman Hany Abou-Rida who announced in a statement that he spoke with the young star after his tweet and that a solution was being prepared.
“The EFA removed Mohamed Salah’s pictures from the national team’s promotion materials,” Abou-Rida said through his Twitter account.
Egypt FA agreed with their sponsors to remove the player’s pictures from the national team’s airplane that will take the squad and staff to the 2018 World Cup in Russia, in addition to removing pictures of him from other outdoor and TV advertisements.
“Presentation finished the airplane’s new design and work is underway with Egypt Air’s engineers to install the new design on the airplane that will make its first trip before the national team meets Kuwait, while the new design will be revealed in the next few days,” Presentation announced in an official statement.
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