Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah has been named captain of Egypt national football team, the Pharaohs.
Egypt Football Association (EFA) has confirmed that national team coach, Hossam El-Badry, has made the decision.
“The decision came after the coach informed the players who preceded Salah in seniority and who supported this step.
“Al-Badri believes that the next stage needs stability and stability in some matters, including the leadership badge,” EFA website reads.
The previous captain was Al Ahly midfielder Amr El-Sulaya with Arsenal’s Mohamed Elneny as the other option.
Egypt have announced the changes in the captaincy while preparing for the African qualifiers for the 2022 Fifa World Cup.
“The technical and administrative staff seeks to arrange matters in the coming period to achieve the dream of the Egyptians and football fans to qualify for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar,” the statement adds on www.efa.com.eg.