Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah
The CAF Men’s Footballer of the Year believes things will gradually progress in the right direction as fans return to the stadiums.
Supporters have been allowed slowly back into the stadiums following a long-standing ban which was imposed in aftermath of the reported death of 74 Al Ahly fans in 2012.
Egypt will host the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations after Cameroon were stripped of their hosting rights last year, and Salah is confident that this will help the country’s football make strides in the right direction.
“It’s the right time for Egypt – as we have to be clear – our league is not a top league in Africa at the moment,” Salah said, at the CAF awards ceremony on Tuesday evening. “I’m sure this is going to be the start for us to be back.”
Salah continued; “The fans are going to be back in the stadium, and everything is going to be back like before,” Salah said.
“I’m sure everyone knows about Egypt and the seven Africa Cups – we’re going to look for number eight now, and this is the best time to start to be back like before.”