Liverpool striker Mohammed Salah who is among the three-man shortlist for the UEFA player of the year award has insinuated that he might not play in the Africa Cup of Nations qualifier on 8 September when Egypt faces Niger.
Mohamed Salah has revived months-long dispute with football authorities in his native Egypt, accusing them of ignoring his complaints about their unauthorised use of his image.
The dispute over image rights and lingering tensions over his treatment during the World Cup have cast doubts on whether Salah, the top scorer in the Premier League last season, will continue playing on the national team.
“It’s normal that a football federation seeks to solve the problems of its players so they can feel comfortable. But in fact, what I see is exactly the opposite,” the Liverpool winger tweeted in Arabic on Sunday (Monday NZ Time).
“It is not normal that my messages and my lawyer’s messages are ignored. I do not know why all this (is happening)? Do you not have time to respond to us?!” he added.