Egypt manager Hossam el Badry believes the UK government can find a solution to allow red list travel for footballers Mohamed Salah and Mohamed Elneny. He said that he has not given up on the possibility of Mohamed Salah and Mohamed Elneny playing a part in their World Cup qualifiers. Egypt takes on Angola whereas they play in Gabon three days later. Gabon is on the red list of the UK government. Liverpool has informed the FA that salah would is allowed to travel for the second qualifier.
”There is a chance that if they can’t come to Egypt then they can come to Gabon to participate with us.” Egypt manager Hossam el Badry said about the availability of Mohamed Salah and Mohamed Elneny. “Of course it’s unfair, it’s an unfair position because this is the qualification for the World Cup and it would be unfair for some teams who can’t have all their players, like Egypt or other teams. That is what we have said to FIFA to try and get the British authorization to try and convince them.”
“The players accept this situation, both Mohamed Elneny and Mohamed Salah are very keen to come and participate with the team. We talked today and they told me that they hope the issue is solved,” he added. “But unfortunately so far, we don’t have any good news. I think we can release the players and make the rules and can use PCR testing but it is unfair to lose a player.”